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Love Island (U.K.)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dating contest mixes innuendo with cursing, drinking.

TV Hulu Reality TV 2015
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 16+

Just the way it is

I don’t want to make this review too personal, however the first episode of every season is so pathetic. Listening to a bunch of narcissists go on and on about amazing they think they are. It’s very in tune with how self obsessed everyone is on social media platforms. Is it that hard to cast islanders that are more down to earth, without their heads so far up their own a$$, more humble. Will season 9 is such a breath of fresh air. On the topic of casting islanders. Bringing back precious cast members. What poor production choice is that? They couldn’t make the love they made the first time around work, so let’s let them waste their time again and steal someone else’s opportunity to be an islander. The show could have the potential to be better.
age 16+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (13 ):

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.

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