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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The guys struggle with alcoholism, illness, and egos; some fall back into old destructive patterns. Sexist comments.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Women wear revealing clothing and dance provocatively. Sexual innuendo, discussion of breast and penis size.
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Frequent moderate profanity like "bitch," "ass," and "hell." Words like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of brands are visible, including clothing (Adidas, Nautica), cars (Ford), and other things (Apple).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of talk about alcoholism. Several scenes with close-ups on alcohol, people doing shots, drunk folks. Discussion of repercussions of alcohol use. Some cigar smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show includes a lot of drinking, as well as struggles with alcoholism. Expect lots of personal revelations about battles with addiction and other serious diseases. There are occasional sexist remarks and sexual innuendoes, as well as scenes with scantily clad women and provocative dancing. Lots of brand names appear, and profanity is frequent.
Is It Any Good?
While several of the men have high hopes for this venture, it's hard not to feel sad for the guys -- they come off as genuine, but, unfortunately, pathetic. So, instead of hoping for success along with the guys, viewers are instead voyeurs to their sad struggles. Abrams tries to maintain his sobriety in a house full of booze; when he stumbles, viewers know what's at stake: his infant daughter and pregnant wife back home. This isn't a guilty pleasure; it's a crying shame.
Plenty of sexism and sexual innuendo pepper the show. But instead of the guys' comments about breasts and penis size being macho bravado, they come off as retaliatory and another way to mask their shame at being such failures. Teens who watch will see a good deal of drinking (as well as its repercussions) and women wearing little clothing and sometimes throwing themselves at the men, who still hold a modicum of appeal for fame-seekers. Jokes about breasts, penises, and sex in general fly frequently, and profanity is plentiful.
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