Parents' Guide to

Byron Baes

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Drama, dating, drinking are reality in this shallow show.

Byron Baes

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Jellyfish have more to offer

This is, quite honestly, the most horrific trash I’ve ever had the displeasure of watching. Self indulgent idiots parading around on nothing by vacuous fumes. Do yourself a favour and take the closest fork in the kitchen draw and stab it in your eye - it’ll be more bearable than an episode of this.
age 16+

Made in Chelsea meets Byron

This show is very bingeworthy. It’s a guilty pleasure.You have the mean girls who are cliquey and quite unfriendly. And a girl from out of town who has to navigate while the girls find any reason not to like her. We love a catty group of dramatic girls and you find yourself wanting the outsider, Sarah to be accepted. The guys in the show are more open and accepting if others. The two gays of the show are at war due to someone possibly buying followers which is just so hilarious. It’s full of stereotypical mullets, surfing, trendy swagger to the show. Mean girl Elle has a boyfriend, Stav and a housemate called Nathan. It’s edited to seem that Elle wants to be with Nathan but it gets overlooked once the new girl in town Sarah gains his attention. Elle plays a wicked villain especially when you see her pose for a mermaid statue of her self it’s she gives me beautiful version of Ursula (Little mermaid) vibes. Very high school but I do enjoy trashy tv! No good message for kids that you don’t tell them yourself. It’s quite toxic! It’s quite pretentious but that’s why you love it! It’s a laugh for adults for sure!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This attempt at social commentary about social media falls flat. In Byron Baes, the creators seem to want to show the conflict between online portrayals and real life, but instead present a totally typical reality TV series. There was a real opportunity to showcase the world of influencers from the vantage point of entrepreneurship and to inspire others to take the role seriously as a career option. Instead, Byron Baes highlights all that is frivolous about social media feeds, filters, and followers.

Nonetheless, viewers whose guilty pleasures include reality TV will be drawn to the sprawling cast, stunning images of Byron Bay, and bingeable first season of eight episodes.

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