A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Don’t is a game show hosted by Adam Scott that features contestants completing challenges that often lead to pushing, getting knocked down, driven to exhaustion, and other non-threatening physical discomforts. There’s some cursing like "hell" and "bitch"; stronger language is bleeped, usually with mouths covered. Trivia questions often reference pop culture, and Disney themes, characters, and movies are promoted throughout the show.
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What's the story?
Created by Ryan Reynolds and hosted by Adam Scott, DON’T is a game show that requires contestants to participate in over-the-top challenges to win lots of money. A team of four players compete in rounds of games together, during which they endure being hit, pushed, or other physical discomforts. Successfully completed rounds earns them cash, which can potentially add up to $100,000.
Is it any good?
This absurd series features participants competing in overcomplicated contests designed to make them look like they’re in a knockabout comedy show. Teams play to win as much money as possible in each round, which they get to hold on to regardless of what happens in later challenges. As a result, the show relies on the players awkwardly making their way through each game (and on the instant replays and screen captures of their goofiest moments) to make it more entertaining. Some of the show’s running gags are funny, while others suffer from bad timing. Overall, Don’t requires too much from its TV audience, as well as its contestants, to make it worthwhile.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the difference between having fun with game show contestants verses making fun of them. When do jokes and games cross the line? Does Don't cross it?
If you were to create a game show, what would the contestants be asked to do? Who would you want to host it? What would the prize be?
What are some reasons you think people willingly participate in silly game shows? Is it all about the money? A chance to be on television? Or is it just to have the experience?
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