A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It sends very problematic messages about building relationships that last.
Positive Role Models
The cast is fickle, competitive, and have mixed views about the opposite sex and how to treat them.
Violence & Scariness
Discussions about threats to cast members on Instagram. Arguing is common. In one season a cast member was removed from the show after an altercation with another cast member.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo, including blunt, hyper sexualized conversations about sexual relationships, body parts, etc. Lots of bare skin and torsos, as well as tight clothes, bikinis, and plunging necklines. Bare bottoms visible; bare breasts are partially covered.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
There's some strong cursing (including "f--k").
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Jeep Wranglers are prominently visible. Apple phones are occasionally shown. References to social media outlets like Instagram.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, other alcoholic beverages consumed. Cigarette smoking is also visible.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the internationally popular Love Island is a British dating reality competition. It contains very strong sexual innuendo, partial nudity (bare bottoms, partially visible breasts), some argumentative behavior, and cursing. Drinking (wine, cocktails) and cigarette smoking is visible, too. Jeep Wranglers are prominently visible, iPhones are sometimes shown, and social media outlets like Instagram are discussed.
Is It Any Good?
This internationally popular series, which is based on the earlier 2005 British reality competition of the same name, offers a look at the way men and women attempt to build some sort of relationship in a contrived setting. Not surprisingly, the conversations are filled with innuendo, and some of the exchanges and antics seem like they're coming from young teens instead of adults looking for a mature connection. But while this has proven entertaining for some audiences, the show is not without its controversies. One season led to a cast member being stripped of her beauty queen title due to her behavior on the show, while two other contestants died by suicide months after their seasons aired. Nonetheless, Love Island will appeal to viewers who are looking for a dramatic guilty pleasure.
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.