Parents' Guide to

Wait 'Til Next Year

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen drama plays out in football-themed reality show.

TV MTV Reality TV 2013
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Wait 'Til Next Year offers a voyeuristic and somewhat humorous look at an awkward football team that wants to rise from holding the record for the longest losing streak in Michigan history to being triumphant winners. In-between the drama on the field is some expected reality fare, including broken hearts, love triangles, and other relationship issues. Traditions in high school football culture also are highlighted.

Young football fans and reality viewers will be drawn to the likable group. But, although the show is more entertaining than uplifting, some of the narratives also touch on a few of the very serious problems these kids face in their home lives. In the end, it shows how their efforts to win aren't just about the game but are an attempt to prove to themselves that they have the power to overcome even those situations that seem hopeless.

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