Go-Big Show

TV review by
Marty Brown, Common Sense Media
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Mixed-bag talent show features profanity, alcohol, violence.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Go-Big Show is a talent show at heart, but focuses on recognizing one's unique gifts and using them to persevere through hardship. 

Positive Role Models

Performers on Go-Big Show exhibit resilience, tenacity, generosity, and bravery in addition to each of their unique skills.

Violence

Mild violence sometimes comes up during the performances: a sword-swallower mimes stabbing a judge; a magician pretends to stick a sword through his assistant; etc.

Sex
Language

Moderate profanity is used throughout and includes "goddamn," "hell," "ass," etc. "F--k" and other more severe uses of profanity are bleeped out.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Hard alcohol is consumed in some of the acts. Marijuana use and getting high are frequently talked and joked about.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Go-Big Show is a talent show/variety show that features circus performers, stunt performers, and other performances that could be considered weird or extreme. The show is a bit of a mixed bag. Some performances are clearly meant to be family-friendly, and there are parents and young children shown in the audience. However, other aspects of the show are meant for more mature viewers. The judges drink hard alcohol and talk about smoking marijuana. There are some profane, half bleeped-out tirades, and mild violence is seen in some acts. There's a lot of playing with fire. There are a couple things the show does well that could have a positive impact on younger viewers. Performers talk a lot about safety and the amount of work it takes to be able to perform the dangerous stunts without injury. Performers also talk about how they discovered and honed their unique talents, as well as how those talents have helped them cope with adversity in their own lives. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBigguns March 15, 2021

Disappointing

Apparently going big wasn’t the point. I hate to say it but it seemed politically driven instead.
Adult Written byKygrinch March 11, 2021

Go big go home not let’s do a act

Feel like Cody was unfair. He into family tradition acts not Go Big . You sent ppl home done better on stunts life changing stunt. Not a family act for 3 to 4 g... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 January 17, 2021

Don't Go Big Trash Show!

Bruh, This show is literal trash! It rips off America’s Got Talent and it has pointless plot! The commercials are pointless too! This show has some swearing and... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat January 17, 2021

Don’t Go Big Trash Show!

Hello everyone! I’m the first to review here! Bruh! This show is literal trash! It rips off America’s Got Talent and has a pointless plot! The commercials are p... Continue reading

What's the story?

GO-BIG SHOW is a variety/talent show that features extreme performances. Performers range from circus acts to magicians to stunt performers to people who can simply perform one weird trick. Contestants face off head-to-head with short acts for an drive-in audience. A panel of judges (including Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Cody Rhodes, and Surgarland's Jennifer Nettles) decides who will move forward in the competition. Bert Kreischer hosts.

Is it any good?

Circus acts, magic, and stunt work have a difficult time translating to television. Viewers are so used to special effects and camera trickery that it's tough to suspend disbelief. They depend on a live audience. Because of this, Go-Big Show is immediately at a disadvantage. They can't even have an in-house live audience at the moment, so instead friends and family members watch the acts on a big screen in a drive-in theater. The competition does a great job bringing in fun performers and telling their stories, but things that would be awe-inspiring live are naturally flatter on the screen. Like other TV talent shows, Go-Big Show is dependent on the reactions from its judges to sell just how good the acts are, so a good amount of the show is celebrities (okay, mostly Snoop Dogg) mugging for the camera.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the talent show. What does the show mean by "going big"? What kind of performers are featured on Go-Big Show? Which types of performances are your favorite? Do the acts feel "big" to you? Why or why not?

  • How do the judges on the show decide on the winners? What is the difference between a good act and a great act? Do you ever disagree with the judges about who should win? Why?

  • What did you learn about the contestants? What drives them to be performers? How did they discover their talents? How much work did it take for them to get here?

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