Parents' Guide to

Generation Gap

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Upbeat multi-generational game has brands, mild innuendo.

TV ABC Game Shows 2022
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Almost entertaining

The questions are fun and it's entertaining to watch the generations struggle to answer the opposites' question. The show has some major problems though. Each is individually asked a question. If they get it wrong, the other generation buzzes in to answer. The problem is, as long as you buzz first they're no penalties for not knowing the answer. The strategy becomes one sided because if get the buzzed answer wrong, the other team does not get a chance to solve and you don't lose any money. So the way to win if it gets to the buzzer is always buzz first. Another issue is the insane amount of time given to answer after buzzing. There's no point to think about the answer first because they are given ample time to come up with something. Overall, the show ends up bland and boring because there's no suspense and even less competition.

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Educational value
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Is It Any Good?

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The upbeat family-themed game show, which is a reboot of the 1969 series of the same name, highlights the differences between today's elders and kids when it comes to pop culture. The fun comes from watching contestants struggle over, and incorrectly answer, questions about actors, movie and TV characters, and songs from each other's generation. Kelly Ripa's banter, and appearances by special celebrity guests like Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper, are meant to add to the fray. But the problem with Generation Gap is that it offers little beyond rounds of questions being asked and answered, making the 60-minute episodes feel too long and repetitive. Meanwhile, the majority of the questions require a knowledge of White mainstream popular culture, which makes it harder for players who are not part of that experience to answer questions correctly. But if you can get past these things, it won't be hard to watch.

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