Fear Factor

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Sensationalism and greed mark stunt-filled reality series.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 18+


The episode I watched tonight where LA verges NY. It wasnt done fair when they did the stunt to win the 2 motorcycles. The LA participants had duct tape PUT on their wrists behind their backs and around their ankles with bothe legs together, they had to use their teeth to get it off the hands, free them, take it off their ankles and take it off their partner. You could see that on the NY participants, the duct tape was not completely taped down as it was on the LA participants and they( NY) participants were able to easily get it a loose faster and win the bikes.bthis was not fair and if you see the tape you will see the duct tape UP MAKING it easy for them to get loose and they should not receive the bikes, the LA team deserves them because they WERE DEFINATELY cheated out of them. I watch this every night on TBD channel BEGINNING at 10:00 p.m.
age 18+

for no one, especially children

Although I've never seen this show, I've seen it advertised. Some of these stunts are so ill-advised that they are far beyond pathetic, such as vertical driving on the side of a building. KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AWAY FROM THIS SHOW!!!

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 11, 2001
  • Cast: Joe Rogan
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: November 15, 2022

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