Parents' Guide to

The Quest

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun fantasy/reality competition with a few scares.

TV ABC Reality TV 2014
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age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

For all who dream of being the "One True Hero"

This show is so fun to watch, even if reality shows aren't your genre, take a look at this one as the sets are stunning (like GOT or LOTR) and the (mostly) good-hearted competitors make this fantasy-adventure themed show a favorite with my tween and teenager. The back stories of the competitors lives are particularly compelling, and you will soon find yourself rooting for the "one true hero," even if it seems goofy at first! I actually was surprised by CSM's age 12 rating on this one, it seems ok for younger viewers. We're 6 episodes into it and the positives (teamwork, conversations about the qualities of a hero, and empowerment messages) far outweigh the negatives (brilliant make up and special effects that may startle young ones who aren't familiar with the fantasy genre). Bottom line, if your child loves The Hobbit and slays imaginary dragons in your backyard with a Nerf sword, this show is for you!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 18+

Honesty in listing times

There are some discretion on your time line 5:30 pm in vegas when full throttle saloon is supposed to be on and auction kings is on instead I missed two programs because of auction kings thanks for nothing and ruining my tv with false advertising of what is supposed to be on during listing times you liars will never trust your programs again with your listing lies

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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For a certain geeky/quirky section of the world's population, The Quest will be absolute catnip. There are lantern-lit explorations of mysterious woods, beautiful stone-faced women in gowns acting as Fates, chain mail, and horses stomping their hooves. Add to that a lot of screen time spent showing us that this type of adventure is the absolute pinnacle of the contestants' fantasy lives, and you have a recipe for some pretty sweet TV.

The Quest is pretty silly, of course, but so is most fantasy. In contrast to many reality shows that torture its participants, The Quest shows it's having a heck of a lot of fun. That's likely to at least amuse fantasy fans who wouldn't mind sleeping in a castle and learning how to operate a medieval arrow-flinging scorpion for a few weeks.

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