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The Misery Index

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Painful game show ranks embarrassing moments for laughs.

TV TBS Game Shows 2019
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Based on the card game Sh*t Happens, this irreverent show mixes humor and competition by requiring comedians to guess how painful, traumatizing, or impactful someone's bad situation is, for cash. However, while The Misery Index isn't meant to be mean spirited, audiences will probably find themselves laughing more at the videos and social media posts featured than at the one-liners, which often fall flat. But despite the attempts at humor, the cast often appears sensitive to, and even horrified by, what's shown and described to them. Some may not appreciate what The Misery Index has to offer, but folks who like off-the-wall comedy may find it fun.

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