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Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Extreme athlete series has great visuals, intense moments.

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Each episode of this bingeable docuseries offers very human stories about the way some professional extreme athletes understand and negotiate life and death while pursuing the sport they love. Athletes in Edge of the Unknown share intimate details about how they see the world, and how this fuels their need to push themselves to do things that most people would never consider attempting. They also candidly discuss what it feels like to face their fears, to experience failure thanks to careless mistakes, and to rethink how to approach their sport after coming face to face with death. Their stories are sensitive and engaging, but outside of some minimal cinematic devices to enhance the sense of danger, what makes Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin an impressive watch is the video footage, which offers bird's-eye views of the athletes in action. Adventure sports enthusiasts will be drawn to this series, but you don't have to be an athlete or love sports to appreciate or enjoy it.

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