A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series sends negative messages about what constitutes appropriate behavior when it comes to dating, relationships, and guiding teens during this process.
Positive Role Models
Parents willingly judge and choose a partner for their son or daughter after subjecting them to humiliating tasks. Parents sometimes insult their son or daughter’s suitor. Suitors are sometimes disrespectful to the parents.
Violence & Scariness
Parents and suitors sometimes yell at each other and there is some quasi-violence, like an older adult wrestling with a young suitor. One episode features a parent tying the rivaling suitors’ legs together to keep them from escaping the home.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains some sexual discussions that are sometimes crass. Admirers are lured to their girlfriend or boyfriend’s home with the promise of a romantic weekend alone together. Condoms and lubricants are occasionally visible.
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Words like “douche bag,” “piss,” and “ass” are audible and plentiful. Curses like “s--t” and “f--k” -- spoken by both parents and young adults -- are bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cigarettes are occasionally visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this over-the-top dating reality series sends some negative messages about relationships and parenting. It contains some strong sexual innuendo and some sexual discussions (plus images of condoms and lubricant), plenty of strong language ("piss," "hell," "ass"; "f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped), and occasional images of cigarette cartons.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers a disturbing view of what some people consider appropriate behavior when it comes to dating and relationships. It also sends some questionable messages about how to appropriately guide young adults when faced with decisions about who to spend their time with.
Granted, some of the cast's reactions appear a bit orchestrated for the cameras. It is also hard to believe that the individuals vying for the chance to stay with their significant other would put up with some of the antics featured here. If the show had a bit more humor, it would feel more like playful fun, but with all the arguing and quasi-violence, the show sometimes takes a bitter tone. The biggest question here is whether a person who must turn to their parents to make this kind of decision for them should really be dating at all.
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