A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a competition, but ultimately it's more about hooking up than finding long-term romantic relationships.
Positive Role Models
Cast members all look good and are proud of it, but don't offer much more than that.
Cast members are male and female, and from various races and ethnicities. Countries represented include the U.K., U.S.A., Australia, France, Sweden, and Germany.
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Violence & Scariness
Some of the matches require people to pop giant balloons, slide down slippery slopes, dunk underwater, etc. There's some arguing and catty behavior, too.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's lots of innuendo. Women consistently wear butt-revealing thongs and skimpy bikini tops while men are shirtless. Kissing and fonding is visible. It is suggested that some cast members are intimate, but this is not shown.
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There's lots of cursing, ranging from "ass," and "bitch" to "sh-t" and "f-ck."
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Products & Purchases
The series is a spinoff of the Love Island franchise.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There's lots of what appears to be champagne drinking. Cocktails and other drinks are also consumed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Love Island Games, an installment of the Love Island franchise, features all the strong innuendo, cursing, drinking, and exploits the parent series is known for. It also features cast members competing in challenges that can get them eliminated from the island. It isn't meant for kids.
Is It Any Good?
The cheesy reality competition spin-off features single "all-star" cast members from previous Love Island cycles who are hoping to find true romance by appearing on the reality show a second (or third) time around. Like its parent series, Love Island Games features men and women wearing very little while getting to know each other and exploring the potential for romantic relationships. All of this is done with lots of flirtation and a degree of sexual freedom. However, Love Island Games features all of this while also requiring cast members, either individually or in pairs, to compete in challenges that lead to perks or are grounds for being booted off the island. It's mindless entertainment for mature audiences, and like the rest of the franchise, it isn't meant for kids.
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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.