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Parents' Guide to

Iron Ring

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Martial arts/hip-hop combination lacks punch.

TV BET Reality TV 2008
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Though the owners add some star power to the show, they also tend to outshine the athletes. Instead of showing the fighters training and fighting, the producers give the celebrities far too much screen time to talk about the fighters. And since only one of the managers has a background in the ring, few of their comments offer much insight into the sport, the athletes' individual strengths and weaknesses, or the matchups. Though clearly fans, in the end the musicians have little to say other than "man up."

And they're not the only ones. The coach yells it, too, and even the announcer gets into the act, telling viewers that the athletes will need to "man up" if they expect to succeed in the competition. Too bad the show spends so much time telling viewers how tough things are going to be that there's hardly any time left to actually show the athletes fighting.

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