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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Southern reality spin-off has player looking for love.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

RelationShep was a real Snoozefest

My family watches Southern Charm so we decided to watch the spin off RelationShep. Week after week, Shep was awkward around every girl he met. He was not personable and not interesting. It's hard to be fun when you seem to have no interests, are not particularly smart and you have no redeeming qualities to discuss with other people. Shep Rose seems to come from a loving, hardworking, respectable family. Too bad Shep turned out to be the Black Sheep of his family. Since Shep had nothing much to say about himself, he mostly bragged about his family and all the material things they have had for generations. Shep's entire existence revolves around his parents/grandparents/great grandparents accomplishments and fortune. Unfortunately Shep has no accomplishments of his own besides graduating from college. Too bad Shep did not do anything with his college degree. Shep is rude at times (to his producer)and boring at other times. Shep has high expectations of what he wants from a woman however we are still trying to figure out what Shep himself has to offer a woman. What does Shep do for a living? Where does he work? How does he support himself? What does Shep like to do besides get drunk, hunt, and act like a spoiled helpless child? I tried to stay awake while watching this show but it was painfully boring every week. Why would anyone want to date Shep in the 1st place unless they wanted to be seen on TV. Shep has nothing to offer any woman. He is not hardworking (does he even have a job?), he is not interesting, not funny, not smart. Where would Shep be without his families money? Most likely on the Welfare line collecting food stamps. He is cocky, lazy, and often rude (he speaks to his producer disrespectfully and expects her to iron his clothes - would Shep speak to a male producer the same way...No Way) He is a spoiled, boring, sloppy looking loser with a silver spoon in his mouth and absolutely nothing to offer any woman. Shep is riding on his parents coattails in the hope that the girls he dates will be impressed by his families accomplishments. Shep do you want women to like you for you or for just your families money?
age 18+

37 Year Old Drunk Loser Seeking Younger Woman For Ego

I watched a enough of this show to realize Shep Rose is another one of Bravo’s losers pretending to look for love but is actually in search of a drinking partner. The women are way too attractive for this dumpy looking middle aged man that doesn’t seem to have much going for himself. If watching a dowdy, pompous, arrogant failure at life is entertaining then this might be your show. It’s not even remotely entertaining. Thumbs down.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

From Los Angeles to New York City, this voyeuristic series features lots of superficial banter and awkward moments as Shep Rose goes on a whirlwind of cross-country dates and then tests a few matches at home. Viewers also get to watch as producers question him about his often narcissistic decisions. While these interviews are quick, they sometimes reveal one or two moments of honest introspection.

Nonetheless, what drives Relationshep is an undercurrent of competitiveness as the women he meets are made to appear as if they hope to be invited to his Charleston home. Meanwhile, there's also the question of who will fit in to his exclusive world, and be liked by his family and local friends. It's an artificial attempt at finding an honest and sustainable relationship, and one that only Southern Charm fans may find entertaining.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 4, 2017
  • Cast: Shep Rose
  • Network: Bravo
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: September 21, 2019

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