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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Exercise is more about image than health or fitness.
Positive Role Models
Instructors are competitive, obnoxious, full of themselves.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of arguing; some pushing, shoving.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo, promiscuity. Pole dancing, skimpy outfits, blurred nudity.
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"Pissed," "ass," "bitch"; stronger curses bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
It's a promotional vehicle for Cycle House. Gym at Hayden and other LA-area venues also shown.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Champagne, wine, shots, cocktails. Drunken behavior.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hollywood Cycle is a reality show featuring the staff of Cycle House, a boutique cycling studio in Los Angeles. There's lots of immature, argumentative behavior, some sexuality (promiscuity, revealing outfits, blurred nudity), and on occasion some pushing and shoving. There's also lots of salty vocab ("bitch," "piss," "ass"), bleeped curses, and drinking (wine, champagne, shots). The overall series promotes the studio as well as other LA-cycling venues.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers a voyeuristic peek into the culture of a boutique cycling studio, the priorities of which appear to be more about image than health. It's also a major promotional vehicle for Cycle House, which is made more evident by the endless conversations about how great it is and who its celeb clients are.
There's lots of drama, thanks to illicit relationships, jealousy, and competitive behavior. Throughout it all, exercise and fitness are equated to looking good and fitting into a revealing outfit both on and off the bike. It's not the most positive combination, but it certainly makes for the typical sensational reality fare.
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