Megan Wants a Millionaire
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Reality starlet wants the man ... or maybe just his money.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The possibility for genuine romantic feelings exists, but buying Megan's affection is central to the show's premise.
Positive Role Models
Megan openly admits to wanting to be a trophy wife and sees nothing wrong with encouraging men to spend money on her to win her affection. Not too much diversity among the contestants.
Violence & Scariness
Some of the challenges require men to physically wrestle each other. There's also constant arguing among the men; some throw drinks in others' faces, break items, and engage in other similar violent behavior.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo, including endless references to various sexual practices. Megan and her friends like wearing string bikinis and cleavage-baring outfits. Men are shown with bare chests and more revealing exotic outfits, but there's no actual nudity. One millionaire is a proud distributor of exotic sex toys and pornography items. It's suggested that one of the contestants is gay.
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Words like "hell" are audible, while curses like "f--k" and "s--t" are frequent but fully bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
High-end brands like Tiffany's and Rolls Royce are frequently shown and/or discussed (Megan wants lots of expensive gifts).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Endless consumption (and throwing) of wine, champagne, beer, and mixed drinks.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series -- in which men with a net worth of more than $1 million try to win/buy the affection of a reality "celebrity" -- sends the message that money and materialism can buy love (or at least attention) and that exploiting men for their money is OK. Expect lots of bleeped swearing ("s--t," "f--k"), sexual innuendo, and drinking. Contestants often argue and throw things, and some challenges require them to physically fight each other. High-end brands like Rolls Royce, Audi, and Tiffany's are often discussed and/or shown. Note: This series was cancelled after one of the contestants became a murder suspect and fled the country.
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All around worst show ever.
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What's the Story?
MEGAN WANTS A MILLIONAIRE follows two-time reality show loser Megan Hauserman as she tries to find the man of her dreams among 17 millionaires. In each episode, the contestants attempt to charm \
Is It Any Good?
While Megan makes some mild claims about looking for love, it's clear that her interest in money is greater, and she comes across as a stereotypically greedy gold-digger looking to be maintained by a rich man. (Ironically, the contestant group challenges preconceived stereotypes about millionaires, as many of them have earned their money working hard at blue-collar jobs.)
The series clearly sends the problematic message that money can buy love .... or at least a woman's attention. It also features all of the elements that you'd expect from a reality show like this -- including lots of swearing, arguing, sexual innuendo, and drinking. Bottom line? This one isn't for kids.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about reality shows that focus on matchmaking. Do you think it's possible to find genuine love through a TV show? Why else might people want to participate in a series like this?
Is it really possible to buy someone's love? Is wanting to be with someone because of their wealth ever a good thing?
Do shows like this undermine or reinforce stereotypes? How so?
- Premiere date: August 2, 2009
- Cast: Megan Hauserman, Rob Locke
- Network: VH1
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: February 24, 2022
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