A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's about people finishing the world's toughest race, but also reveals different reasons people want to participate in it. Teams work together in order to succeed.
Positive Role Models
Teams are from different countries, and each must include men and women. Series also features the first all-Black team in the competition. All teams are determined to finish for different reasons.
Violence & Scariness
The race is grueling and dangerous, and people get hurt and risk death. Images of bloody cuts and wounds, injections being given, other efforts to help people in trouble.
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Products & Purchases
Sports gear logos like The North Face, XCE, Ultimate Direction, Kailash, and others are prominently visible on people's clothing, packs, other equipment.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is a reality competition featuring teams from all over the world as they participate in a grueling, 11-day eco-challenge race. People fall and sustain bloody wounds, collapse from dehydration and fatigue, and yelp in pain. On occasion a rescue team needs to be called. Some outdoor gear logos are visible, including The North Face, Ultimate Direction, and others. Winners are recognized, but the series also highlights the strength and spirit of everyone who participates.
Is It Any Good?
This intense series is a revival of the original World's Toughest Race Eco-Challenge that was created by Mike Burnett in 1995 and wrapped up in Fiji in 2002. While highlighting the leaders of the race throughout the event, the show celebrates the spirit and strength of everyone who attempts to make it through the rugged course, which is open to all experience levels. It also features some of Fiji's local communities, who share in the experience in different ways.
There are some intense situations as people inevitably experience mishaps, are injured, or are forced to overcome unexpected hurdles. It also offers a fair share of overdramatized moments designed to to keep people interested in what is otherwise an endless trail of people walking, biking, swimming, rappelling, and rowing their way across the island. And Bear Grylls can't help but show off some of his own skills as well. But if you like outdoor adventure series, World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji does a good job of fitting the bill.
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