Million Dollar Listing

TV review by
Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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An addictive peek at the world of unreal estate.

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Positive Messages

Sends the message that it's important to work hard, but also to be above board when dealing with clients. If you're greedy or deceptive, it will come back to haunt you. That said, the realtors can be a bit cut-throat (even underhanded) in order to make a deal.


In one episode, an open house guest shows up with her very large, fake breasts popping out of her skimpy shirt.


"Pissed off" is about as bad as it gets.


The logos of the firms the brokers work for are on full display. The world of high-end realty is innately materialistic, and these brokers are no exception.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Social drinking, often to celebrate a transaction.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that since the subjects of this show are realtors who sell high-end homes, they're often all business. That means that they look out primarily for themselves and their clients and can be cut-throat during negotiations. Some will even be a bit underhanded to get the most commission out of a sale.

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Adult Written byTrojan97 March 1, 2019

Illegal behavior.

Someone needs to tell Josh Altman it is illegal in CA to us handheld cellphone device while driving. He is breaking the law and setting a bad example for young... Continue reading
Adult Written bymoviemadness January 9, 2009


This is a great show featuring three real estate agents under the age of thirty. The properties are absoulety gorgeous. There are a few brief words and some s... Continue reading

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What's the story?

In MILLION DOLLAR LISTING, viewers go along for the ride as Los Angeles' top real estate brokers help their clients buy and sell some of the most expensive property and houses in the world. Featured realtors include 24-year-old Madison Hildebrande, who's based out of Malibu and working on his first listing; Shannon McLeod, a well-put-together realtor whois charged with selling her ex-boyfriend's Hollywood Hills bachelor pad; Scotty Brown, a larger-than-life former club promoter; uber-successful Chris Cortazzo; and Lydia Simon, the "Condo Queen." For those unfamiliar with the industry, producers regularly include subtitles that explain real estate terms ("the get," "private showing," "fixer," etc.) and use pop-up pictures of the speaker's face when he or she is talking while cameras are trained on the homes

Is it any good?

The act of selling a home is an innately suspenseful experience, and the transactions that take place here are no exception. Plus, the voyeurism involved in going behind the doors of these luxurious houses is definitely addicting. The drawback? It sometimes seems like these materialistic buyers and sellers are living in an alternate reality in which a two-bedroom home goes for more than $2 million and a half-built mansion overlooking the Pacific is called a "fixer-upper."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about careers in sales. How does a commission-based job work? What's it like to be your own boss? What are the rewards and drawbacks associated with working for yourself? Families can also talk about real estate. Are the properties showcased in this series worth their price? Why do similar-sized houses in different parts of the country often have such disparate prices? Why do people pay so much more than a house is actually worth to live in a particular place?

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