Parents' Guide to

Love Island (U.S.)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

U.S. version of dating competition has innuendo, drinking.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 3+


It was good

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

Not for young teens.

A bunch of vapid “adults” only interested in hooking up. The people are not endearing, and lack any kind of depth at all. So much sex in this show. I don’t know if the seasons have gotten more graphic, but it’s definitely not something I’d let young teens watch.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (10):

This adaptation of the British series features lots of skin, tans, and snarky conversations as cast members vie for their love interests and attempt to remain on the show. But unlike many dating shows of this kind, the cast is often more civilized, and the content is a little less risqué than its British counterpart. Nonetheless, the conversations about coupling with each other are constant, and after a while, it gets a little tedious. It also sends troubling messages about how to go about building a committed relationship with a life partner. Folks who like this sort of thing will get some satisfaction from being able to make decisions about stars' fates, but outside of this, Love Island isn't that different from most other reality shows.

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