The Titan Games
The Titan Games
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
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.
I find this a great compromise as a choosy parent co-watching with 13yo ADHD son...
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Fun show, but too much cussing
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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?
- Premiere date: January 3, 2019
- Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Cari Champion, Liam McHugh
- Network: NBC
- Genre: Game Shows
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: February 27, 2022
Our Editors Recommend
American Ninja Warrior
Super-fit folks conquer big obstacles for money.
Fitness reality has little originality, lots of competition.
Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge
Physically grueling races fun to watch, feature teamwork.
Rough-and-tumble show is guilty pleasure at best.
For kids who love competition shows
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