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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The roommates work together to try to make a harmonious home, but don't always make the best choices in love and life.
Positive Role Models
One character is Indian-Australian and a closeted gay man. Romantic relationships usually follow stereotypical gender tropes.
Violence & Scariness
Mild arguing between characters.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Dating and desire for sex major part of plot. Multiple sex scenes between consenting adults (without showing sensitive body parts). Lots of sexual banter between characters. Some gendered stereotypes in romantic roles.
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Swear words like "ass," "s--t" and "shagged."
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Products & Purchases
Some brand logos visible on electronics and clothing.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults shown drinking alcohol, sometimes to excess. Characters talk about negative consequences that come from drinking too much.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Five Bedrooms is a dramedy that revolves around dating and sexual relationships. There are multiple sex scenes between consenting adults (but no full nudity). There's also lots of sexual banter between characters. Some gendered stereotypes play out in characters' romantic pursuits. The characters use moderate swear words like "ass," "s--t," and "shagged." Adults are shown drinking, sometimes to excess.
Is It Any Good?
Though the premise and characters seem completely ridiculous at first glance, this series is actually an enjoyable dramedy with likable characters. Five Bedrooms has elements of other fun roommate shows like Friends and New Girl, but doesn't quite rise to the level of heart and smarts found in both those real-estate-driven shows.
Parents of teens should know that a lot of the show's plot revolves around dating and sex, and they should consider if their teen is ready to watch sex scenes (sans nudity). Several of the storylines follow stereotypical romantic comedy tropes; for example, the main character Ainsley is still madly in love with a guy even though he's married and hasn't noticed any of the nice things she's done to support him. Construction worker Ben seems interested in little more in life than making passes at the other women in the house. That said, older teenagers will likely enjoy following how the different characters' lives interweave with one another and finding out how the lighthearted drama plays out.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.