A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Polaris Primetime is a series that features gamers and online celebs playing video games. It's mild, but some video games feature some mild fantasy violence. Lots of video games and YouTube videos are discussed and joked about. There's some very mild innuendo, and viewers are constantly invited to watch the streaming content related to the show. It's geared toward people of all ages, but unless kids are avid gamers or enjoy watching online personalities, they probably won't be interested.
What's the story?
POLARIS PRIMETIME is an interactive variety show that brings online personalities and celebrities together to play video games and have a good time. Competitive gamer Jimmy Wong and YouTube celeb Meghan "Strawburry17" Camarena co-host the series, which showcases avid gamers like Modern Family's Nolan Gould and popular YouTubers like Steve Zaragoza. Movie shorts, skits, and other events are also part of the fray. The studio audience, mostly made up of gamers, actively participate by sharing their thoughts, watching folks play games, and taking part in online activities. During the show, at-home viewers are invited to text responses, vote, comment, and try out new games.
Is it any good?
This energetic series features competitions, viral videos, and lots of banter revolving around the gaming and online community. The hosts play video games with their guests, highlight their favorites, and even give occasional demonstrations. While they do this, they also participate in strange cooking sessions, dance around, listen to music, and do all sorts of other things.
It's a pretty mild series. However, the endless game playing, combined with some silly stuff, won't appeal to everyone. But Polaris Primetime celebrates this facet of the digital community, and creates a social experience that is intended for viewers who are already a part of it. If you are a gamer, or enjoy watching online personalities, it's an entertaining experience.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about online gaming and other activities that require a digital presence. Lots of kids enjoy going online, but how old should they be when they do? What if they just play games? What impact does going online for long periods of time have on children? What kinds of safety precautions should be taken when they do go online?
Polaris Primetime features lots of new games and other online content. Aside from communicating openly with each other, how can folks keep up with all the new things kids are watching or doing online?
Lots of online gamers play with people they don't know from around the world. How do they form a community if they don't know each other in person?
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