A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Folks all over the world have unique talents that should be celebrated, no matter how weird.
Positive Role Models
Hosts are encouraging; challengers are very competitive, but also persevere.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of competitive attitudes. Terms like "battling out" are used, but there's nothing violent. Some activities can be potentially dangerous if not done under supervision.
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Products & Purchases
There is an accompanying website that features books on sale and other resources, but this isn't frequently advertised.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Officially Amazing is a kid's game show that features people from all over the world trying to establish and break world records. Backed by the Guinness World Records organization, most of the competition activities are fun and/or odd, but a few can be potentially harmful if not done under supervision, and viewers of all ages are reminded not to try them at home.
Is It Any Good?
This lighthearted and fun series features record-seekers performing different stunts in hopes of being judged a world record holder by the Guinness World Records organization. While some of these activities seem delightfully odd, others are also fascinating to watch. Host Ben Shire also adds some chuckles with his dry but funny style.
There are a few activities that could be potentially dangerous (like driving and parking cars at high speed) if folks try them at home. But outside of this, Officially Amazing offers a great chance to see the different kinds of talents people from all over the world have, and it gives people the chance to be certified the best at what they do.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.