Parents' Guide to

Million Dollar Money Drop

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

High-stakes game show is all about the money.

TV Fox Game Shows 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Probably not something a kid would care about.

There's nothing good or bad about the show. It's going to have "adult" questions, but it's knowledge based, and not sexually suggestive or inappropriate. Kids probably won't like it anyway.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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As is the case with a lot of "original" programming these days, Million Dollar Money Drop was adapted from a hit British game show, The Million Pound Drop Live. Thanks to exchange rates, the Brits actually stand to win more cash. But America's upped the ante for players in true Yank style with a supersized set and sleekly engineered drop chutes hooked up to hydraulics that literally seem to suck the money out of sight.

At first, it's odd to imagine Kevin Pollak, who's best known for playing subtle sidekick roles in dramatic fare like A Few Good Men and The Usual Suspects, playing the role of a game show host. And, given Million Dollar Money Drop's extreme production values, it still kind of is ... although when you consider Pollak's stand-up comedy background and his stint as the host of Celebrity Poker Showdown -- and the fact that celebrity chef Guy Fieri can successfully host Minute to Win It -- it doesn't feel so wrong after all.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 20, 2010
  • Cast: Kevin Pollak
  • Network: Fox
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: April 4, 2022

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