A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Chase pits new contestants against some of the best Jeopardy champions of all time, and the new contestants often succeed in beating them.
Positive Role Models
Contestants display a wide array of knowledge and explain their logic behind making guesses to questions they don't know.
Violence & Scariness
Violence sometimes pops up in the trivia questions. For example, there are questions about someone who was beheaded and someone who was stabbed.
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Products & Purchases
Trivia questions on The Chase often make references to products, entertainment, and pop culture.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Chase is a quiz show where the contestants compete against some of the all-time great Jeopardy contestants to win money. Though the show features Jeopardy alum and references the show throughout, viewers do not need to be familiar with Jeopardy to enjoy The Chase. Answers do not need to be given in the form of a question. Trivia ranges from history and science to pop culture. One unique thing about The Chase is that both the contestants and the "chasers" (the Jeopardy alums) often explain how they arrived at their answers to multiple choice questions. For student viewers, hearing about this deductive reasoning can be incredibly valuable.
Is It Any Good?
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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