A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a soap opera, and addresses issues ranging from difficult or dysfunctional family relationships to inappropriate sexual encounters.
Positive Role Models
Everyone seems to be keeping a secret, for better or for worse. Gigi Santiago isn't particularly nice to her step children.
Violence & Scariness
People are assaulted, attacked with objects; there are also subtle threats of violence. A gun is visible. Criminal violence is rumored to be part of the circumstances surrounding a character's amputated leg.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of inappropriate sexual liaisons; folks are shown in various stages of undress (but no nudity). An unexpected pregnancy occurs.
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"Damn," "hell," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Grand Hotel Riviera is a real hotel in Miami.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There's lots of drinking, ranging from wine and cocktails to beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Grand Hotel is an adaption of a popular Spanish soap opera. It contains plenty of sexual innuendo, some violence (guns, brawls, attacks, etc.), and lots of drinking. Language includes Words like "damn" and "hell." Themes range from illicit affairs and infidelity to family dysfunction and gangster-type activities.
Is It Any Good?
This soapy prime time remake is based on a real Miami hotel, but offers a complicated, fictitious world that features an extensive Latinx cast and multiple storylines. It also has enough beautiful people, family dysfunction, mysterious criminal activity, and illicit liaisons to give even the best telenovelas a run for their money. Granted, a lot of these stories are predictable, but the strong cast is able to move them along, often in indulgently entertaining ways. Grand Hotel isn't as charming as its Spanish parent series, but it's still a satisfying guilty pleasure.
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