A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The socially impaired subjects don't always model "best behavior," but they sometimes improve over the course of the show. Mixed messages about needing to "fix" people so they can be date-worthy.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Regular innuendo and references -- it is a dating show, after all.
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Occasional exclamations: "crap," "damn," and the like. Stronger words are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
General references to services and treatments are prominent, but specific products aren't pushed.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional social drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this show is much less harsh in its criticism of the subject than other makeover shows, and it focuses far less on commercial products. Overall perfection isn't the goal; quirkiness and individuality aren't just allowed, they're admired, and the core message is that there's someone out there for everyone. That said, the show is based on the premise that some people are so nerdy they need to be "fixed" -- and that magically fixing one or a few shortcomings can result in speedy romantic success.
Is It Any Good?
Having met the subject and gotten the gist of the problem, viewers follow the subject's process as the problem is addressed. This isn't a total-makeover show -- the subject's overall appearance isn't completely altered. The makeover focuses directly on the top one to three issues that are hindering the subject. Throughout the process, the Host's voice offers advice, provides critique, and mildly delivers the same occasional, teasing quips the viewer might be thinking.
As the various treatments, lessons, and flirting advice unfold, they're punctuated by brief interviews with the subject, who may or may not follow the show's advice. No one pushes or cajoles the subject. The Host's voice and the cool music are only softly modulated as all the mesmerizing attention stays on the subject and how he or she reveals him or herself to be really, truly datable -- or not. It's all up to the subject, and that self-determination appears to be the point here -- you can lead the hapless to water, but will they actually take your advice and drink (without slurping all over themselves)?
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