Parents' Guide to

High School Reunion

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Drinking, sex, tension crash classmates' party.

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The series is produced by the team behind The Bachelor, and it suffers from many of the same issues that plague its popular counterpart. Controversy among the participants is dramatized and lingered over -- whether it's the geek who's seeking an apology from his teen nemesis or the woman trying to smooth things over between her ex-husband and his ex-friend (her ex-lover), every heated moment within the group is played up for entertainment. The show also has a lot of sexual content, practically encouraging hook ups among the peers and focusing on their romantic encounters.

The series has a definite hook for adults, since they probably can relate to at least one of the classmates and appreciate their reflections on how time can change a person's perspective. For mature viewers, there's little harm -- and a fair amount of guilty pleasure -- to be had in watching. But the show's reliance on stereotypes, sexual content, and constant drinking (someone's sipping or chugging something in nearly every scene) make it pretty iffy choice for teens, who are likely to get a skewed impression of responsible adult behavior.

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