A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Marriage and relationships require more than romance to stay stable.
Positive Role Models
Some try harder than others to see the experiment through.
Violence & Scariness
Many arguments break out between couples.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual intimacy is a theme; infidelity discussed.
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"Hell," "douche"; stronger curses bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of Apple technology; logos not prominent.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer, champagne, wine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Married at First Sight is a reality series that shows the experience of total strangers getting married on the advice of relationship experts. The show addresses mature topics such as marriage, intimacy, and divorce. Arguing is frequent, and sexual intimacy is a major theme. There's some drinking (wine, beer, cocktails), and Apple products are visible. It's not really meant for kids, but it's an interesting take on modern relationships and how people get to know each other.
Is It Any Good?
The series puts a modern spin on the concept of arranged marriage and offers a voyeuristic-but-interesting look at the work that goes into building a lasting relationship. It also offers some surprisingly thoughtful moments, which reveal how people come to know themselves and understand what may keep them from having healthy relationships.
Viewers will be skeptical about the plausibility of meeting someone after you marry them, and others may find the awkwardness surrounding the process uncomfortable. There's not a lot of romance here, either. Nonetheless, it's a thoughtful, albeit unorthodox, approach to understanding the effort that has to go into relationships to find real love.
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