Megan Wants a Millionaire

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Reality starlet wants the man ... or maybe just his money.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The possibility for genuine romantic feelings exists, but buying Megan’s affection is central to the show's premise.

Positive Role Models & Representations

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

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.

Sex

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.

Language

Words like "hell" are audible, while curses like "f--k" and "s--t" are frequent but fully bleeped.

Consumerism

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.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bygod god death January 13, 2010
Adult Written bykaymae1789 August 18, 2009

All around worst show ever.

Absolutely the worst show I've seen since Spongebob Squarepants. Megan is quite possibly the most idiotic and dull person to ever get a reality tv show.
Kid, 12 years old August 21, 2009

It sucks majorly

Hate Magan. She has no good qualities and if she just went away right now, that would be okay8)

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?

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