Parents' Guide to

The Traitors

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Intrigue-filled reality game has drinking, lying, language.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

Full of deceit, but fun!

There is a lot of lying and deception, but very little personal or manufactured feeling "drama" or romantic relationships that are present in many other reality shows. Really enjoyed the concept. It's basically a high stakes "Mafia" or "Werewolf" party game. Slight language, but we felt comfortable with our 12 year old watching this.
age 10+

My 12 year old and I love this show

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
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The U.S. version of the British hit show combines all the drama that comes from unscripted television with murder mystery tropes suitable for a Scottish castle. In Traitors, former cast members from popular reality series like Big Brother, Below Deck, Survivor, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills play up the fact that their experiences with strategic backstabbings, over-the-top challenges, alliance building, and dramatic eliminations will help them sniff out liars and help them win. Nonetheless, many of the contestants who lack the same background are just as perceptive. Watching faithful players navigate the game without knowing which of their fellow contestants are lying and manipulating them can be entertaining, but The Traitors takes an uncomfortable turn as paranoid contestants begin taking accusations of disloyalty, and subsequent eliminations, very personally. The traitors also wrestle with their own guilt for betraying those with whom they've built bonds throughout the journey. It's a solid reality game show, but one that may not leave you feeling as good as you'd like to when it's done.

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