Parents' Guide to

Power of 10

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

High-stakes show more fun for adults than kids.

TV CBS Game Shows 2007
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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.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 7, 2007
  • Cast: Drew Carey
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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