The Titan Games

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Positive, energetic, but unoriginal athletic competition.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The series is meant to motivate people to push themselves to reach their full potential. 


Obstacle courses require pushing and pulling extremely heavy objects, climbing, running, etc. Some folks take serious hits and fall, but no injuries are visible. Grunting is often heard. Safety gear is worn. Being ill and other life challenges that have led to physical pain and limitations are discussed. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Titan Games, hosted by Dwayne Johnson, features physically fit men and women competing against each other in grueling physical challenges that test their strength and spirit. The reward: Cash and the chance to push themselves beyond their usual limits. The challenges are grueling and potentially dangerous, but safety gear is worn. 

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User Reviews

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Parent of a 13, 13, 14, and 15-year-old Written byDio fry January 31, 2019
Adult Written bylinden14002 January 24, 2019

has my attention

TG is very well thought -through; episodes are welcomingly consistent with scripted/ marketed goals; backstories are right length, and add welcome context to... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bymr.Eddie April 27, 2020

the titan games

when i watched this it said the a-word

What's the story?

THE TITAN GAMES is an athletic competition series featuring every-day people the chance to face off in physical challenges designed to test their strength and resolve for a chance to win $100K. Show creator Dwayne Johnson hosts the series, which features men and women going head-to head against each other in physically grueling matches for a chance to advance to the final round. Those who make it through must conquer Mt. Olympus, an obstacle course that tests their speed, strength, agility, and endurance, in order to become a Titan. At the end of the overall competition, the Titans will battle each other until only one woman, and one man, is left standing. The two Titan champions each win $100K and bragging rights. Throughout it all, NBC Sports host Liam McHugh and esports announcer Alex Mendez offer their commentary, while sports broadcaster Cari Champion reports from the field.   

Is it any good?

This high-energy series gives non-professional athletes who take fitness very seriously the chance to push themselves in ways they haven’t before. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson, who designed the physical challenges, encourages contestants to not give up, and proudly congratulates them when they’ve pushed their mental and physical strength beyond ordinary limits. 

Thanks to the host’s supportive attitude, and the contestants’ good attitudes,The Titan Games maintains a largely positive vibe. But the overall show doesn’t feel particularly original. There’s also lots of time spent sharing contestants’ backstories. Nonetheless, it’s still entertaining, and some folks might even be inspired by it to push themselves to meet their fullest potential.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it takes to be in the physical and mental shape that these contestants are in. What kinds of things do they do in order to stay that fit and strong?

  • What message do you think The Titan Games trying to send to the audience? Is it mainly about the competition itself, or about something else?  

TV details

For kids who love competition shows

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