A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
There's a fair amount of greed involved -- players often risk their earnings to take a chance on an even greater cash prize. At times it feels like the audience members' cheers pressure the contestants into risky decisions.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that greed and risk-taking are prominent factors in this game show; many times contestants miss out on winning a lot of cash because they wanted even more. At times audience members' cheers seem to pressure participants into risks they're not comfortable with. There are lots of emotional moments when contestants are prompted to discuss plans for their winnings -- and then have to face heartbreak and shock when they walk away empty-handed (or at least with less than they'd hoped for). But sometimes the tables turn, and participants' wise decisions -- and ability to walk away from temptation -- literally pay off.
Is It Any Good?
This fast-paced word game is great fun for families with grade-schoolers on up. It's entertaining to see how the participants strategize their play and craft their clues, and it takes no time at all before you're shouting your own ideas at the screen. There's also plenty of opportunity for parents and kids to quiz each other with follow-up questions about clues they would have used if they'd been playing.
Though it often employs standard game-show effects like dramatic lighting, high-pressured tension, and greedy contestants, overall there's nothing too iffy about this modern-day remake of an American classic. Ironically, the show is so fun that it may inspire families to turn off the TV and tune into each other by staging their own version of the game in the car or around the dinner table.
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