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Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Conflict-heavy dating show sends mixed messages about love.

TV Oxygen Reality TV 2010
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Love Games improves upon the cringe-worthy Bad Girls Club formula by presenting a trio of women who aren't pushing, slapping, or punching each other. Instead, they're cordially interacting with men, and occasionally throwing drinks in their faces. So while it's refreshing to see the women getting along, it's clear that social conflict hasn't disappeared completely. And neither have the promiscuous bad-girl antics these women are known for.

What's interesting about the show is that it does show a different side to the Bad Girls and reveals a paradox they themselves probably aren't aware of: Each says they want a good guy who's honest and takes the time to get to know them for who they really are. Yet the way they comport themselves when they're partying in front of the cameras is all about pretense and outrageousness. Based on that, they're not likely to find real love of any sort.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 16, 2010
  • Network: Oxygen
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: August 25, 2022

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