Parents' Guide to

Most Popular

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

So-so social experiment tests truths about popularity.

TV WE Game Shows 2009
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While the show's concept is certainly provocative, Most Popular loses something in the mix. Perhaps it's the set and the lighting, which conjure the feel of a downmarket talk show (think Maury or Jerry Springer, minus the hand-to-hand combat). Or perhaps it's the contestants themselves, some of whom seem like they could easily hold their own on one of the previously mentioned talk shows if this gig doesn't work out.

Whatever the reason, Most Popular is the kind of show that's reasonably entertaining if there's nothing else on. And it does imparts an important take-away message: Don't judge a book by its cover. Still, for most, it will never be appointment television.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 23, 2009
  • Cast: Graham Norton
  • Network: WE
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

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