A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about honesty and being true to oneself.
Positive Role Models
Premise makes it so that characters' motives are always in question and it's uncertain if they're being sincere or manipulative.
The Spanish show makes an effort to cast for diversity (e.g., there is a Spanish contestant of Ghanian descent), including casting from a range of backgrounds and points of view within the Spanish queer community. The slur "f----t" is used a lot more than in typical contemporary American programming.
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Violence & Scariness
Violence comes up only when characters talk about their pasts (being bullied, for example).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual situations and conversations about sex. Some male backside nudity is shown.
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Heavy profanity is used throughout: "f--k," "s--t," "f----t," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Some brand names are mentioned.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are seen drinking alcohol throughout the show. No smoking or drug use are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Insiders is a Spanish reality series (available with English dubbing) where 12 contestants live and film together in a studio house. The twist is that the contestants think they're still auditioning for the show instead of actually on it, and most of the time they're unaware they're being filmed. Still, the series conforms to most of the expectations for this genre of reality TV: It contains sexual situations, heavy profanity, and alcohol use throughout the series.
Is It Any Good?
Twenty years ago, Chuck Klosterman published a great essay about how after The Real World first aired in 1992, everyone in his peer group began to behave like a reality TV personality type in their day-to-day lives. Similarly, Insiders' social experiment is meant to capture its contestants' lives off-camera, but what it discovers is that people who want to be on a reality show tend to act like a camera is on them at all times. So, despite the twist, Insiders looks and feels exactly like a typical reality show, with many of the exact beats and tropes viewers have come to expect since those early seasons of The Real World.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.