Promposal

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Teen-friendly show features creative, over-the-top invites.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Asking people out to the prom sometimes requires nerve, creativity, and commitment. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Adults help, supervise events, lay down the law when necessary.

Violence

Proposals include zombies and other weird events; nothing violent. 

Sex

Mild references to kissing, dating, being in love. 

Language
Consumerism

Apple products visible, but the logo isn’t shown. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Promposal is a teen-friendly series about creative prom proposals. The language is clean, and outside of some weird invites (like one that includes zombies), there isn’t much to worry about here. Adults often offer advice and guidance, but it's clear that in some cases a lot of money is spent to make the perfect promposal happen. 

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What's the story?

PROPOSAL is a reality series that follows high school students as they plan and execute creative, over-the-top invites to potential prom dates. From publicly inviting a boyfriend at a pep rally created for this purpose, to asking someone from a hot air balloon, each episode shows how far some teens will go to be able to take their favorite person to the prom. If it ends well, viewers get to watch happy couples attend the big event. 

Is it any good?

This lighthearted series shows off the creative, inventive ways some teens are asking their peers to the prom. Throughout the process, adults, including parents, school principals, and others, assist with (and sometimes tame) the process. Luckily, some folks have friends willing to help them pull it off, while others seem to spend some significant money on the endeavor. 

Promposal has a fair share of tense moments, especially when adults aren’t forthcoming with permission, rehearsals don’t go well, and, of course, when the dream date hesitates to accept the invitation. But you can’t help but root for most of these kids, who are really putting themselves out there to land their dream date for one of high school’s biggest events. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what motivates people to create over-the-top prom proposals. Is it to make the event special? To ensure that the potential date will say yes? Do good promposals have to be expensive? 

  • Would the invites featured on Promposal be so over the top if those putting them together weren’t appearing on TV? Would you go to the prom with someone who asked you in a no-frills manner?

TV details

  • Premiere date: May 14, 2017
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Available on: Streaming

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