A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Soap opera characters are rarely models of good behavior, and these folks are no exception. They're conniving, boyfriend-stealing types who have no problem being deceitful and cunning and treating others poorly as long as they end up on top. A few characters stand up for themselves and generally do what's right, but they're in the minority.
Violence & Scariness
A central character is a mob boss; gunfire and planned explosions.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Suggested nudity and lots of affairs and one-night stands. Lots of skimpy outfits. A love triangle is the central plot device.
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Relatively mild: "son of a bitch," "hell," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the storylines of this nighttime soap opera (an English-language telenovela) deal with violence, deceit, betrayal, and casual sex. Characters, for the most part, are terrible role models who will do anything to accomplish their own ends. Adults and older teens may find it a guilty pleasure, but children too young to understand the ins and outs of adult romantic relationships -- as well as viewers upset by scenes involving gunfire and explosions -- should tune out. It's campy and over the top, but it's still pretty mature content.
Is It Any Good?
Unlike daytime soaps, Desire is better produced and better acted. It's fast-paced and often feels like a Danielle Steele novel come to life. If viewers expect only titillation from it, they won't be disappointed. But parents wary of poor values and role models should proceed with caution -- the show is packed with implied nudity, one-night stands, back-stabbing characters, and violence.
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