Parents' Guide to

Life on a Wire

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Kids might be tempted to copy family of stunt performers.

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The series offers an interesting look at what goes into some of the most spectacular stunts ever performed. It also offers a rather tense look at the Wallenda family legacy, which includes some tragic stories of failed stunts and the fatal fall of great grandfather, Karl.

Nik offers some limited explanations about what inspires them to continue the family tradition, but often does so while voicing his concerns about safety, and how his family would be affected if he got hurt or killed. As a result, his antics sometimes feel irresponsible and selfish rather than inspiring. Viewers will no doubt root for Nik as he works on perfecting his act, but they may also be wondering why he risks his life to do them.

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