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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

UK take on iconic fighters can get a bit rough.

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The series combines the power and grace of elite athleticism with some of the dramatic spectacle usually reserved for professional wrestling matches. But unlike the WWE, these British "glamazons" are slightly more poised. With names like "Tempest," "Inferno," and "Oblivion" -- and tight, skin-revealing outfits to match -- they're reminiscent of both ancient Roman fighters and comic book characters. As a result, it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement when mere mortals battle it out with these almost super-human beings.

But while the fantasy behind the show may be fun, the competitors seem willing to attempt almost anything to win the title and the cash. Some of the false bravado and antagonism between the gladiators and the competitors doesn't set the best example for kids (who should also be reminded that trying any of the TV stunts at home can be very dangerous). It's definitely a little rough, but kids who like this sort of thing and who are mature enough to handle it will most likely find it very entertaining.

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