Parents' Guide to

The Big Fib

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Entertaining game show makes sport of lying convincingly.

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This quirky game show is a surprising win for the family entertainment lineup of Disney+. It's well paced, well produced, and not entirely predictable from the start, which can't always be said for a series that's trying to appeal to both kids and their parents. What parts are corny -- especially the dad-joke-slinging C.L.I.V.E and the silly warm-up round that pairs an expert with an obvious fibber -- are intentionally so rather than accidentally. It's also a mostly unique concept for a competition series, so there's a considerable curiosity factor at play.

That said, The Big Fib is predicated on the idea that lying isn't just a skill, it's a talent, and there's a certain amount of celebration when the true fibber is convincing enough that the contestant believes him and thus loses the game. Even though the show's content is fine for general family viewing, it's important to help young kids especially understand the difference between the fibbing that goes on in the game and the kind of fibbing (even convincing fibbing at that) that can get them into trouble.

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