Parents' Guide to

The Chase

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Jeopardy-inspired show covers history, science, culture.

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age 15+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 15+

I find the final chase has a definite advantage for the chaser in reference to time. While contestants must listen to entire clue, push a button and wait to be recognized as the one to answer. Chaser can answer questions before clue is finished saving a lot of time to answer more questions. Contestants should be allowed to answer questions in the same manner as chaser.
age 10+

Rigged.

Rigged. Until we see the chaser also select an answer, I have no faith or reason to believe this game show is legit. The commentary the chaser gives for selecting the correct answer seems entirely rehearsed. A lot of times they even claim to not know the answer, but have a suspicious, simple and quick explanation to how they chose correctly. Which, as trivia champions it could possibly be part of the acquired skill from years of challenges. I’m suspecting that it doesn’t actually matter which answer the chaser selects, as they will automatically get it right. Otherwise, why not show us? It would make the show more entertaining- especially if the contestant and the chaser select different answers. That little moment of suspense to see who got it right would add a lot more excitement. However, if you just watch for the trivia aspect, and like to play at home, this is a good show. The trivia questions have a very decent range from easy to hard, and consist of many different categories and topics. I enjoy it just for the trivia alone. It’s fun to sharpen my brain skills while working on other projects such as folding laundry.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (11 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Game shows tend to succeed or fail on simplicity. If a viewer can tune in at any point in the show and have a reasonable understanding of what's happening, the game is probably pretty good. The Chase may be inspired by Jeopardy, but it takes the central appeal of that show -- trivia from a wide array of topics -- and adds a bunch of rules and twists that don't necessarily improve the game. Sometimes the structure even distracts from the competition, like when the "chasers" that aren't competing comment on the contestants. Of course, it's unfair to compare a new show to an all-time great (even if The Chase openly invites that comparison), but this game show might be more fun if it simply featured contestants answering trivia questions against trivia masters.

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