TV Show Reviews
Review of "Genius
Junior" 3/19/18 by
airs Sundays 9/8c on NBC.
I enjoy watching game shows, and this one looked
interesting to me. It's a show for children who have Genuis
IQ's. It asks them questions to test their problem solving,
spelling and math skills. The questions are written by
genuises, for genuises, so the average person won't be able
to answer them. I love to play along with game shows, but I
can't play along with this one - the questions are too hard!
However, I'm learning things I didn't know, which is good.
There are two teams of three children each. The team that
wins goes on to play another round, in which they earn
money, which will be divided evenly among the team members,
if they defeat other teams in future shows. Neil Patrick
Harris is the host, and he is great with the kids; he often
echoes the astonishment the audience feels when these gifted
kids answer these hard questions.
I think this is a
wonderful show for families to watch together because
although you can't play along, unless you're brilliant, you
can learn new information, but in a fun way. It shows
the kids that are watching how important it is to learn in
school, and how much knowledge can improve their future. I
give this show 5 out of 5 stars.
Neil Patrick Harris hosts the exciting new game show
“Genius Junior,” which celebrates the brightest children in
America. This one-hour competition series is the ultimate
test of intelligence and endurance.
Twelve teams of
the most incredible children in the country, ages 8 to 12,
will take the stage to compete in a series of increasingly
complex quizzes with the goal of being crowned Genius
The average adult relies on Google maps to
get them to their destination, their calculator for simple
math problems and auto-correct for spelling errors. What if
they had to memorize the entire U.S. highway system, do
mind-bending math equations or spell incredibly complex
words — backwards — all on their own? What if they had to do
this against the clock?
The talented “Genius Junior”
cast members will tackle these and other challenging
Over four rounds, with each round tougher
than the last, teams of three will have to work together to
beat the competition. Each episode’s winning team will then
get to take on The Cortex – the toughest test of smarts on
the planet – to build up their prize fund. It’s not enough
to win a spelling bee, be a mathlete or even a memory
champion — to win “Genius Junior” you have to be brilliant
The winning team will take home a
“Genius Junior” grant that will set the stage for a big and
bright future that lies ahead.
Neil Patrick Harris,
Pam Healey, John Hesling, Phil Parsons and Ed Egan executive
produce. “Genius Junior” is produced by Shed Media in
association with Prediction Productions.
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