Daisy of Love

 
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Rock of Love spin-off is predictably sexist.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Overall, this voyeuristic show reinforces immature behavior and strong sexist stereotypes. There aren't really any positive take-aways to find.

Positive role models

Daisy comes across as ditzy and stereotypical, and the contestants are immature and aggressive. Not a lot of diversity in the contestant pool.

Violence

Competitive behavior sometimes leads to pushing, shoving, punching, bloody injuries, and destruction of property. Some challenges require the guys to confront each other in situations like refereed fighting matches and paintball gun fights. A flashback features Daisy fighting with a former Rock of Love contestant.

Sex

Lots of kissing and strong sexual innuendo. References are made to Daisy's "big boobs"; one contestant refers to sidekick Rachtman as a "boner kill." Daisy and the other women on the show wear lots of tight, revealing clothes; male contestants are shown wearing butt-revealing thongs and in bondage attire. Discussions about sex, sexually related topics (ex. "Prince Albert," which is a genital piercing), and sexuality.

Language

Lots of strong language, ranging from words like "bad ass," "bitch," and "douche bag" to bleeped-out choices like "d--k," "s--t," and "f--k."

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for Daisy, who's working on her singing career. There are many references to shows like Rock of Love, I Love New York, I Love Money, and Charm School (one of the contestants previously appeared on several of these shows). References to Jack Daniels whiskey.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Lots of excessive drinking (beer, wine, champagne, hard liquor) and drunken behavior. Some contestants get sick and pass out, while others become violent and/or ridiculous.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Rock of Love spin-off features all of the raunchy behavior viewers have come to expect from these over-the-top "dating" reality shows, including fighting, strong sexual innuendo, and excessive drinking. You can also expect lots of strong language (words like "bitch" and "ass" are audible, while curses like "f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped) and endless sexist references. Teens may be drawn to the show thanks to its connection to other popular shows like it, but it's really not for kids.

What's the story?

DAISY OF LOVE is yet another reality show in which a flamboyant dating competition reject looks for a second chance at love. Taking center stage this time is Daisy de la Hoya, a former Rock of Love contestant who's heart was broken when she was unexpectedly booted from the show. Now ready to find love again, she's gathered 20 alpha males in a Hollywood Hills house to see if she can find Mr. Right. Each week, the colorful members of the group of rockers, rebels, and rejects must win tough challenges to get some "quality time" with Daisy and prove their worth. At the end of each episode, the contestant who impresses her the least is asked to leave; the last man standing wins the chance to date Daisy -- and hopefully win her heart.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Like its reality TV predecessors, Daisy of Love perpetuates sexist stereotypes about men, women, and relationships by highlighting -- and sometimes rewarding -- the contestants' obnoxious behavior. Although Daisy slightly challenges this formula by clearly telling the men what she wants and what behavior she won't tolerate (like being called the "b" word), she still comes across as a ditzy blonde wearing sexy clothes designed to attract men. Worse, sidekick (and former Charm School judge) Riki Rachtman acts as her guardian of sorts, attempting to "protect" Daisy and her wounded heart from contestants who may not realize that she's serious about finding love.

The series also features the predictable strong sexual content, excessive drinking, endless arguing, and other over-the-top activities that characterize these kinds of reality shows. Some of the challenges are pretty violent, too. Bottom line? This show offers little more than some indulgent voyeuristic pleasure, and even that is best left for adults.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why they think this type of reality show continues to be popular. Is it more than just a guilty pleasure?

  • Do you think having men competing for a woman (rather than the other way around) changes the show’s dynamic at all? Does the show undermine or reinforce stereotypes?

  • Why do you think people agree to participate in

  • shows like this? Is it possible to find real love on a

  • reality show? What other things could motivate someone to appear in

  • such a public forum?

TV details

Cast:Daisy de la Hoya, Riki Rachtman
Network:VH1
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Adult Written byBumblebee13 March 23, 2010
 

Worst. Show. Ever.

I absolutely hate this show. Stereotypical blonde bimbo that's a disgrace to the female gender pretending to be looking for "love" amongst 20 guys based on what they look like and if they can play guitar. I can actually feel my brain turning to mush as I watch this. For the love of god keep this away from your children.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Educator Written bytm124 September 28, 2009
 
Daisy looks for a man to date. Men use words such as H*ll, D*mn, B*tch, D*uche, Wh*re, Sh*t, and F*ck.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old July 3, 2010
 

OK if you're mature

Nice Show, if ur very mature like i am, there will be no problem. If not, there will probably be to much swearing and sexual themes. From T. PS: Check out best of VH1 Podcast for iPhone iPad and iTouch, and get "When Skunks Attack: Part 1" and "When Skunks Attack: Part 2" My fave episode!!!
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Too much sex
Too much swearing

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