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Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Recycled reality dating contest is racy -- and wince-worthy.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2010
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

The Good Kind of Train Wreck. So Bad, It's Fanatastic!

I love this show. Then again, I'm almost eighteen years old. It's so cheesy and dumb that it's good. "It's like watching a train wreck" as they say. It's hilarious and highly addicting; just don't be stupid. It's obviously not for kids. That being said, I don't think it's completely off. People are judging this show a bit too highly... It's VH1 in the 21st century, people. Don't go comparin' it to good 'ol Green Acres now. Things are waaay more edgy these days...

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Forget the fact that the title of this train wreck of a reality dating competition sounds like a porn film. There's a long list of other reasons why it isn't worth your -- or your teens' -- time. For one thing, Frank is pretty much famous for sucking on Tiffany "New York" Pollard's toes in the equally trashy VH1 reality show I Love New York. And most of the competitors on this show have to be in it for their 15 minutes of fame.

As if all that weren't enough, there's also the unavoidable reality that this "reality" show is so painfully scripted and set up that it's actually wince-inducing. If that's not enough to convince you, there's always the show's theme song ... which is sung by "The Entertainer" himself.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 3, 2010
  • Cast: Frank Maresca
  • Network: VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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