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Parents' Guide to

Family Food Showdown

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Family cooking show focuses on good food and light drama.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Unfair to winners of the first two rounds

I believe the show has a good concept but it's not fair. If a family wins the first two rounds then they should be the winner. The 3rd round for $10,000 should not be determined by one win for the other family that lost the 2 previous rounds. what is the purpose of round 1 & 2 if it doesn't count? There should be a round 4 if the losing family of the first 2 rounds won round 3.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The most interesting thing about this fun, simple cooking show is its focus on family dynamics, and how working together under pressure can change them. Sometimes the ideas can feel a little antiquated -- the episode about moms, for example, repeatedly focuses on "who is the boss of the kitchen" -- but Family Food Showdown generally keeps the drama light and shows families succeeding together despite occasional in-fighting.

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