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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Science-backed game show has super-skilled contestants.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Wonderful entertainment

I think it shows us all if we use our heads and we practice things we can do anything

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

Rapist game show judge. BRUTAL.

They have a convicted rapist and wife beater as a judge. How is this ok? Is violence against women so okay that we place these violent misogynists as game show judges? Oh, wait. You have one for president. Completely unacceptable to this of us who value women and girls.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The fun and mildly informative series showcases people from all walks of life who were either born with, or have developed, extraordinary skills. From seeing sound in shapes and colors, to being able to navigate any city in the world with a single, brief look at a map, viewers get to see how they use their skills to problem-solve and make sense of the world around them. At the end of each challenge, Dr. Jandial briefly names the specific, highly developed brain functions required to perform them.

The panelists, particularly Mike Tyson, sometimes go a little too far with some dumb jokes. But unique performances by people like the Blue Man Group and Paul Shaffer make up for this. Ultimately, what makes Superhuman a super show is the opportunity it gives to learn more about some of the astounding abilities people have. It also celebrates the fact that what makes them different is also what make them special. No doubt that folks who tune in will be impressed by what they see here.

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