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Dragons' Den

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

British reality is fun for business-savvy viewers.

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If Donald Trump sat in judgment over the contestants of American Inventor, the result would be something like Dragons' Den. Because the five millionaires are investing their own cash, they don't often mince words in their critiques of either the business pitches or the entrepreneurs themselves. When the Dragons think the contestants are being respectful of their expertise, they counter with personal digs. While their frustration is understandable in some cases, it's hard to not feel for the entrepreneurs, who often come across as desperate in the face of the seemingly omnipotent Dragons and their visible piles of cash.

The show clearly isn't the best pick for kids and tweens -- who would probably be bored by it anyway -- but teens and adults may enjoy the combination of drama and suspense we've all come to expect from reality series that offer common folk a possible change in fortune. And because these millionaires have made their own fortunes doing what the show's contestants are trying to do, their critiques are based on sound expertise and might just offer viewers real insight into successful entrepreneurial endeavors.

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