A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show's promotional materials include the tagline "Status. Money. Looks. Success," which are essentially the shallow values it promotes ... along with cattiness and pointless drama.
Positive Role Models
Some characters are worse than others, but no one is an all-around examplary role model, whether they're body-obsessed, narcissistic, catty, or club crazy. On the plus side, at least one character actively volunteers with an organization to rescue neglected dogs from kill shelters.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some bare male chests and sexual innuendo, along with steamy kissing, etc. Talk of "hooking up." Both men and women are on the prowl for mates at various social functions.
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Bleeped swearing includes "motherf--ker" and "s--t." Audible language ranges from "damn" and "hell" to "dick" and "bitch."
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Products & Purchases
Although status is important in this world, you don't see too many brand names. But there are some, including the names of clubs and restaurants the group frequents.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Social drinking is big with this group and often includes shots. One character also injects himself daily with a synthetic hormone to help him lose weight and stay thin.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show touts "status, money, looks, and success" as the key qualities of the exclusive group of friends who spend a lot of their time drinking, partying, and keeping up physical appearances. There's sexual innuendo and steamy kissing, as well as both bleeped swearing (including "motherf--ker") and audible words like "dick," "bitch," and "ass." There's some name dropping, too, in terms of the clubs and restaurants the group frequents.
Is It Any Good?
We're not sure whether the members of this group are truly the "Most Eligible" singles in Dallas. But they're definitely in the running for "Most Vapid," "Most Shallow," and "Most Narcissistic." And the not-so-funny thing is, the men are among the worst when it comes to body image, physical insecurities, and potentially dangerous dieting.
Want examples? Just juxtapose NFL punter Glenn's preferred method for slimming down ("I'll just basically starve myself for a couple of days and do three, four cardio sessions every hour," he admits) with weight-conscious Drew's complicated regimen of daily hormone injections and what he describes as a "500-calorie-a-day-diet," combined with gastric bypass surgery, a tummy tuck, and a chest reduction. Whatever's fueling the trend of reality shows set in Texas, we sincerely hope Most Eligible Houston isn't next.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.