Parents' Guide to

Married at First Sight

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Modern matchmaking experiment makes marriage a surprise.

TV A&E Reality TV 2014
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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 6 parent reviews

age 12+

Great reality program with main theme of intimacy

MAFS is a great program but sometimes inappropriate for children. There are lots of themes around sex, intimacy and drama. They do have an intimacy week which I recommend children don’t watch as it contains sexually explicit material. Overall it’s nothing a mature 13 year old can’t handle.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 2+

Happily married women needed for panel review

New happily married panel at Selena’s preview should be the only o es giving marital advice because single women are negative

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (7 ):

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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