Who's Still Standing

Common Sense Media says

Fast-paced trivia with lots of family-friendly excitement.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series highlights the notion that being smart is important (and can lead to some cash) but that being cerebral doesn't always mean you're good at pop-culture trivia.

Positive role models

The series defines the contestants as "heroes," but it's not really clear why. Many participants are good-natured educators, students, and soldiers from all walks of life. 

Violence

There's some big talking between contestants and challenges, but it's more meant for fun than to be mean. People fall through trap doors, but no one (presumably) gets hurt.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Lots of questions about celebs like Christina Aguilera and brands like Post's Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this family-friendly game show features people answering trivia questions for a cash prize and being dropped through a trap door when incorrect. Aside from some light boasting, there's nothing to really worry about here. Questions deal with lots of pop-culture details, including references to celebs and product brands.

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Kids say

What's the story?

Hosted by Cash Cab's Ben Bailey, WHO'S STILL STANDING is a game show that features a contestant challenging 10 strangers in a series of trivia battles for a million dollars. The players must stand on trap doors as the contestant and one of the colorful challengers battle it out in a fast-paced trivia round. The contestant only gets two chances to pass on a question; if the stranger misses a question, he gets dropped through the floor, and the contestant qualifies to win a chunk of change after dropping five strangers. Contestants who miss a question also get dropped through the floor empty handed, but if they beat all 10 challengers, they win $1 million. Adding to the fun is the speed round, in which any remaining strangers get to play each other for some cash.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

This family-friendly quiz show, which is adapted from a hit Israeli series, features lots of entertaining moments thanks to fun players and quick-moving challenges. Watching people drop through trap doors (which is always followed by a slow-motion replay) also adds to the fray.

The show highlights the contributions the contestants make to their communities, but all the players on the show are extremely likable. Trivia buffs will definitely like it, but even those who aren't game show fans will find themselves easily drawn in by the excitement.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the history of game shows. Did you know that many American game shows actually started on radio? What game shows have proven to be most successful on TV?

  • Many popular U.S. game shows are based on ones that originated in other countries like the United Kingdom, Japan, and Israel. What are some of the changes that are made to make the show appropriate for U.S. audiences?

TV details

Cast:Bill Bailey
Network:NBC
Genre:Game Shows
TV rating:TV-G
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 13 years old Written bymrbookworm01 January 13, 2012
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

Good, family-friendly show

I've only seen 1 episode of this show, but it seems like an ok show. It has very little content inappropriate for kids, and it's a good, family-friendly game show. OK for kids 8+. Violence: Contestants are shown falling through the floor when missing a question, but nobody gets hurt. Consumerism: Questions about celebrities and other products are common.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Adult Written bydr dew December 27, 2011
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

fun family friendly game show

we have been enjoying this game as a family for the past two weeks and hope it will continue to be as good and family friendly as it is now
What other families should know
Great role models
Parent of a 5, 6, 7, 10, 10, and 17 year old Written byCharlie The Cat December 17, 2011
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9
QUALITY
 

Tweens are OK but No one under 9

This Is Good For My two 10 year-olds

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