A Night with My Ex

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Slow, useless reality series brings couples back together.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Romantic relationships and their challenges are discussed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some exes are more honest and mature than others. 

Violence

Heated exchanges, arguing, yelling. 

Sex

Very strong innuendo; references to genitals, virginity, specific sexual acts, etc. 

Language

Bleeped curses, including "f--k," "s--t."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Wine, beer, champagne.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that A Night With My Ex is an unscripted series featuring former couples spending a night together in a hotel in front of cameras to hash out what happened between them. It has adult themes about challenges in relationships, as well as very strong sexual innuendo, including references to sex acts. There's some arguing and yelling, and lots of bleeped curses. Drinking (wine, champagne) is also frequent. 

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What's the story?

A NIGHT WITH MY EX is an unscripted series featuring former couples spending a night together in a hotel in front of cameras to hash out what happened between them. Each set of exes uses the time to discuss why they broke up and their goals for the future. Questions they should ask each other are also provided. The next morning, they must determine if they will continue to remain exes, or if there is any potential for rekindling their relationship.

Is it any good?

This slow-moving reality show offers viewers a chance to see how former couples interact with each other when put into an intimate situation for 24 hours. True to form, most of each episode features the stars talking, arguing, and testing their sexual attraction to one another. 

Some folks will enjoy watching the uncomfortable moments unfold. But despite some lackluster drama, the overall experience doesn't offer any true teachable moments. Ultimately, A Night With My Ex is an attempt at providing audiences with an adult-themed guilty pleasure. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why some romantic relationships succeed and others fail. Do they have to be complicated? Can all broken relationships be repaired? Why? 

  • What do you think shows like A Night With My Ex are trying to achieve? Is it constructive for people to try to work out their complicated relationships on TV? 

TV details

  • Premiere date: July 18, 2017
  • Network: Bravo
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming

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