Parents' Guide to

The Bridge

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

British DIY reality challenge has cursing, scheming.

TV Max Game Shows 2021
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This voyeuristic reality competition, which is narrated by James McAvoy, is a mild reality competition with Survivor-like elements. There are some catty exchanges, usually due to food scarcity, exhaustion, or frustrations about the lack of leadership. There's also some scheming during the process. The fear of sudden eliminations also adds to the drama.

The overall series feels more subdued than many U.S.-produced realty shows. Disagreements are respectful, and despite the fact that contestants are competing for money, many seem to put more value on the friendships they've made. As long as you're not looking for some over-the-top unscripted entertainment, The Bridge is fun to watch.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 19, 2021
  • Cast: James McAvoy
  • Network: Max
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 26, 2023

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