A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series focuses on the stress of planning a wedding, but it doesn't look at the significance of marriage. It also reflects some Italian-American stereotypes.
Positive Role Models
The couples are constantly bickering with each other and with family members. A few of the couples met while they're married or engaged to other people. Some individuals emphasize their material wealth and brag about owning certain high-end brands. The amount of drinking (sometimes with parents getting drunk along with their adult children) is excessive.
Violence & Scariness
Arguments frequently break out between brides- and grooms-to-be, parents, and pretty much anyone else who's involved in the planning process. Yelling, screaming, pushing, and shoving are frequent; all-out brawls break out when bachelor/bachelorette parties get out of hand. Incarceration is briefly discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong sexual innuendo, including descriptions of sexual activity. Words like "balls" are used. People are shown stripping and dancing around in their underwear. Nudity is blurred.
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Near-constant cursing, including "bitch" and "Jesus Christ" (used as an exclamation). Words like "f--k," "a--hole," and "s--t" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
While labels aren't featured prominently, brands like Budweiser, Coors, Mercedes, and Louis Vuitton are seen or mentioned.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cigarette and cigar smoking are visible. Lots of drinking (beer, hard liquor) is visible; cast members get drunk, sick, and violent after drinking too much.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Jersey Shore-esque reality show features lots of over-the-top behavior, including arguing, brawling, and near-constant swearing ("f--k," "a--hole," and "s--t" are bleeped). People drink excessively, getting drunk, sick, and violent. Some characters smoke cigarettes and cigars. A few cast members reflect Italian-American stereotypes (some proudly). The few serious premarital issues that come up (like step-parenting and prenuptial agreements) aren't really dealt with in a positive way.
Is It Any Good?
This reality show features lots of over-the-top behavior as couples stress over the logistics of putting together their idea of a perfect wedding. It also shows how easily people can get so caught up in the planning the event that they forget the reason why they're getting married in the first place.
The obnoxious conduct of the couples, their families, and friends overshadows serious issues like prenuptial agreements, step-children, and a lack of employment. It also sends questionable messages about relationships, marriage, and family. Some folks may find the whole thing funny, but it doesn't offer much in the way of positive messages.
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