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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Regular folks go fugitive on troubling game show.

TV CBS Game Shows 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Excellent TV show

This TV show was very entertaining and let's you on to some surprising tactics used to track people down. I let my children watch and it lead to great discussion about TV and game vs. reality. By watching this show I think my children learned a lot because of the questions and discussion watching this sparked. It's very interesting. I'd say this was one of the best game shows we've watched.

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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This predictable and often contrived series features a modern-day cat-and-mouse game in which people are desperately on the move. While the fugitives try to think strategically and use their street smarts, most of the show is committed to showcasing the techniques used to find them, including collecting CCTV footage, using tracking software, flying drones, and employing old-fashioned sleuthing skills. Throughout it all, they highlight the endless ways that people leave behind their digital footprints, making them easier to find.

The idea that we're being watched and recorded at every turn is disturbing enough, but this is compounded by the fact that the activities featured here are usually associated with criminal behavior. Meanwhile, constant reminders to viewers that the people being "hunted" are U.S. citizens (as opposed to non-citizens or undocumented individuals, perhaps?) are also disconcerting. There may be some key messages here about the lack of privacy in the digital world, but overall, Hunted is more alarming than entertaining.

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