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Parents' Guide to

The Great American Dream Vote

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Game show audience makes wishes come true.

TV ABC Game Shows 2007
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As Osmond makes clear in his introduction, none of the contestants' dreams will save people's lives, but they all have the potential to change lives significantly, since the chance to open a business or help a family member is surely a dream of many real folks. For the most part, the contestants seem sincere and legitimate, rather than overly polished or exceptionally articulate. This adds a genuine feel to the competition -- but it doesn't make up for the repetitiveness of the contestants' pitches (which unfortunately ends up making the show rather boring).

Parents will find little objectionable material in Great American Dream Vote, though whether there's anything particularly valuable here either is another question. Even though folks are competing against one another, they don't tend to be nasty while doing it -- a few snide remarks is about as bad as it gets.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 27, 2007
  • Cast: Donny Osmond
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 1, 2022

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