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The Wil Wheaton Project

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sci-fi roundup series is funniest for host's fellow "geeks."

TV Syfy Comedy 2014
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If the so-called "geek genre" is your thing, then THE WIL WHEATON PROJECT deserves a place on your watch list. The prolific actor takes comical pot shots at targets including X-Men, The Walking Dead, and Salem, always with lightning-quick commentary and a jovial delivery that reflects his obvious exuberance for the subject matter. Wheaton stops short of pushing any boundaries here, but if you're invested in the subject matter, you'll find plenty to chuckle over.

Make no mistake about it: This is mindless entertainment. It takes precious little mental effort to follow Wheaton's string of zingers, and the show's rapid pace between clips and sketches is no challenge for the attention span. The good news for The Wil Wheaton Project is that even if you don't get every genre reference, you're not likely to be bored because the zingers just keep coming. And, as a result, so will the fans.

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