A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Characters accuse one another of being gay.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
There is sexual banter throughout, plus simulated sex acts and kissing.
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Characters call each other "homo," and one accuses the other of "smelling like scrotum." Curses are bleeped out.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Rampant drinking (as you might expect in a college setting).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that in many episodes of this racy, college-set reality program, sexually explicit acts are described and simulated, curses are routinely bleeped out, and derogatory language is used. Like The Real World, this series focuses on conflict between young adults.
Is It Any Good?
There's a reason why reality TV has become such a phenomenon: It's titillating and just raw enough to keep viewers coming back for more. College Hill is no exception. The characters' strong personalities make for an engrossing half-hour in which themes endemic to the African-American college experience are explored (that alone raises it above the pointless chaos of The Real World). Still, the subject matter and potty talk in each episode definitely isn't fare for younger teens.
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