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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It’s a game show where people answer questions for a chance to win cash. It uses indigenous names, icons, and narratives as part of the show to contextualize challenges, but aren't really educational.
Positive Role Models
The host is pleasant, the teams are positive and competitive, but good sports overall.
The host is Latina. Contestants are from different racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ+ communities. Legends inspired from indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica (identified as Mayan) are told, but iconic images representing the culture are mainly Hollywood-inspired.
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Violence & Scariness
Nothing violent, but folks are shown shooting rubber projectiles at targets, fall into water, etc.
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Strong language is bleeped and mouths are blurred. There's some humorous tough talking, but nothing problematic.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Legends Of The Hidden Temple is a reboot of a popular 1990s kids' game show, now played by adults. There's some occasional strong language that is fully bleeped (with mouths blurred), and occasional humorous tough talking between the teams. Legends inspired from indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica (identified as Mayan) are told, but iconic images representing the culture are mainly Hollywood-inspired and somewhat stereotypical.
Is It Any Good?
This lively reboot offers all the fun of the 1990s series while adapting it for adult contestants. Granted, some of the game elements are different, and the challenges look more like what you'd see on MTV than Nickelodeon shows. Nonetheless, the overall series (including the reprisal of Dee Bradley Baker as Olmec) follows the same basic format, and includes imagery that was originally inspired by Indiana Jones movies. Much like the contestants playing the game, those who grew up watching the original show will find it nostalgic. But Legends Of The Hidden Temple is a fun watch for all ages.
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