A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
You could argue that the show promotes greed, but you could also argue that it has educational value. Either way, contestants are chosen from a variety of different ages, sexes, and races.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few questions have some sexual innuendo (talk of naming private parts, etc.) or mention sex outright, but no graphic terms are used.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, for the most part, this Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-style game show is fine to watch with tweens and teens. But there are some sexual references to watch out for (a few questions stray into cheeky territory with talk of people naming their private parts or having sex in airplanes, for example). That said, adults are more likely than kids to find it entertaining, anyway.
Is It Any Good?
Actor-comedian Drew Carey proves an affable host and does his best to keep the action moving along, but the show suffers from a bit of a pacing problem. Because of the way it's structured, the game takes a long time to get interesting, which could cause some first-time viewers to jump ship.
Notably, the very first contestant (a 19-year-old pre-med student) on the very first episode won $1,000,000 -- which made for pretty compelling viewing. But, quite frankly, if it hadn't been for such a big upset (apparently, the producers weren't expecting to give away that kind of money so soon), the debut would've been pretty ho-hum. Still, people seem to like it -- maybe the idea of someone winning so much so soon actually gives everyone else hope.
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