Parents' Guide to

FBoy Island

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Self-aware dating show features sexual situations, swearing.

TV Max Game Shows 2021
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Making rules as they go

This show was good until the end. They tell the contestants one thing and then which it up at the end. I was not a fan of Garret but he played the game and he won. So he deserves the money. It was a lesson to Sarah that you only get so many red flags before you crash. I did like how that played out at all. At least give him half the money and half to charity. But to publicly show someone true colors as an a hole and take away his money is a bad decision for the show. The show gave him a choice and he mad it.

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Is It Any Good?

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Some dating competition shows take themselves very seriously, but most of them at least nod to the inherent ridiculousness of trying to find true love while on camera. FBoy Island's twist of sorting its suitors into sincere and manipulative factions really just puts a name to something that naturally happens in thse situations anyway. The entertainment value ultimately comes from the audacity of the guys who showed up just for the money -- and the suspense of whether or not the women will be able to tell them apart. Otherwise, the series is a mostly formulaic dating show, but one without anyone compelling or likable enough to truly root for or against.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 29, 2021
  • Cast: Nikki Glaser
  • Network: Max
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: June 11, 2023

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