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Catching Kelce

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Limelight-loving NFL player looks for love in silly reality.

TV E! Reality TV 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


Last episode 11-9-16 Travis kept getting Maya, even though she completely put Lauren down during elimination. How was that ok or classy?! Lauren is the most beautiful, laid back lady there...he'd be blessed to end up with her. But Maya dogs her out and calls her basic, etc..she's RUDE and classless. Then he immediately lets Maya through to be saved. Why wouldn't he question her integrity or class for putting Lauren down so badly. She gets a bad wrap weekly bc she's mean as hell and he continues to keep her, WHY?! She has zero class or respect for others. Super disappointed!!!!
age 18+

Fun to watch not to dramatic Travis is funny interesting characters in the cast

Finally got caught up on the episodes. Travis is fun to watch. Definitely get to see his personality on the show ranging from funny to goofy. He doesn't want to hurt any of the girls feelings so eliminations are pretty soft. I do wish they would have put the full names on the girls so it would be easier to find them to get some background. Favorites so far in the girls are Lexi from Georgia who is incredibly funny , down to earth, very real and incredibly beautiful. Maya from Kentucky who is tough, pretty, sassy but direct . Then Ceecee from Michigan who seems to be there to party and be the fun girl. A lot of the girls seem to be background and not much a part of the show. One or two annoying/weird cast members but they seem to be eliminated quickly by episode 3. I don't want to give away all of the show but if you are a reality show fan this one is worth watching for fun. Hopefully this will be the show that breaks the "common white girl" winner of all the dating shows that have aired.

Is It Any Good?

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

This silly series offers viewers a reality dating competition that doesn't try too hard to be romantic or sophisticated. The enthusiastic host seems more interested in grabbing the limelight for himself than actually looking for a partner. Adding to this are some of the more ridiculous cast members, some of whom become extremely emotional after being sure that Kelce connected with them after only 10 seconds of seeing them from afar.

Catching Kelce is not trying to be The Bachelor, and it capitalizes on all the expected fighting, sexual innuendo, and drinking that fans of these types shows come to expect. It also succeeds at promoting sexist stereotypes about women desperately trying to secure a man. But even during what are supposed to be sincere moments, it's hard to believe that any of this is meant to be taken seriously.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 5, 2016
  • Cast: Travis Kelce
  • Network: E!
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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