A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Participants come off as rather shallow and frequently wallow in petty issues. Even cast members who have supposedly changed over time seem easily drawn back into the reality TV drama that includes back biting, insults, cliqueish behavior, and drunken silliness.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of angry confrontations and threatening behavior.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of sexual tension, making out, scenes of couples in bed, one-night stands, cheating, etc. Discussion of sexual behavior, including homosexuality, threesomes, etc. Some discussion of forcible sexual advances.
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Constant cursing, though most is muted. Words like "hell" aren't censored.
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Products & Purchases
The Vegas series prominently features The Palms casino, where the cast lives. Other Vegas establishments, like restaurants and bars, are seen onscreen.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cast members seem to drink constantly, often to obvious drunkeness. Some smoke.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, like its parent show The Real World, this reality series thrives on arguments, partying, hookups, and struggles with emotional issues. Drinking is constant and often results in drunken silliness or confrontation. One-night stands are also common, as are scenes of couples in bed together or making out (sometimes in flashbacks). Some cast members are outright rude to one another, and angry confrontations about everything from which room someone will sleep in to whether or not someone forcibly kissed someone else are standard fare. Young viewers will get confusing messages about both appropriate behavior and finding respectful ways to disagree or otherwise resolve conflicts.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of the original Real World episodes will definitely be interested in catching up with their old favorites, but some will be disheartened to know that the elapsed time has done little to change some folks' problematic attitudes. Some do change for the better, but these transformations aren't as titillating -- and therefore seem to get less airtime than the same old petty arguments. For example, in Reunited: The Real World Vegas the original cast of seven reconvenes in their old suite in The Palms hotel and casino. Most are happy to see one another, though tensions from past events -- including a relationship that carried on after the show ended -- affect the group from the start. And while some of the cast members are still partying like their five-year-younger selves, some have moved on -- one is married and has two young children, and all but one are in serious relationships. So without the strangers-getting-to-know-each-other element, Reunited delivers familiar goods but packs a little less punch.
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