A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Underscores the challenges of transitioning from friendships to romantic relationships.
Positive Role Models
Some of the pairs remain friends, others do not.
Violence & Scariness
Arguments range from mild bickering to nasty insults.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo; some references to genitals.
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"Crap," "hell"; stronger language bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of social drinking (wine, cocktails, champagne).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Friends to Lovers? is a reality series about five sets of best friends who choose to see what happens when they take their relationships to the next level. There's some sexual innuendo as the couples navigate new romantic territory, plus lots of drinking (wine, cocktails, champagne), and a little rough language ("crap," "hell"; bleeped curses). However, although it's clearly not as unscripted as producers would like you to believe, the show's unique concept is pretty entertaining and features people who care about each other whether or not they make the leap from friends to lovers.
Is It Any Good?
The series does a nice job of showcasing the awkwardness that can result from two friends trying to figure out how to move their relationship in a new direction. Although some of the interactions appear heartfelt and genuine, much of the humor comes from watching them pretend to not know each other as well as they do.
Many conversations appear staged for the cameras, and some arguments between couples make you wonder why they were friends in the first place. Others just seem to have very different ideas about what being in a relationship means and find they're better off staying buddies. If you're looking for some mild, low-commitment reality entertainment, this ought to fit the bill.
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