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Parents' Guide to

Mental Samurai

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Goofy family-friendly game show tests minds and bodies.

TV Fox Game Shows 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Show is great but no viewer participation

The show is fun and great format BUT the camera NEVER stays on a puzzle long enough for any viewer participation! Where is the fun in that?

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This lively game show features players trying to answer different types of questions while coping with the centripetal forces of an amusement park-like ride. The number of contestants who play in a given episode are many, thanks to the short game time and lack of room for error. Their expressions while they are rotated around at rapid speeds show that a ride in Eva is no joke. While the backstories of some of these folks can be emotional, especially for a goofy game show, Mental Samurai is an overall positive and family-friendly show.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 19, 2019
  • Cast: Rob Lowe
  • Network: Fox
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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