Parents' Guide to

Roommates

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

MySpace's faux reality show has iffy content.

TV Online Drama 2009
Roommates Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

Produced by and airing on MySpace (the show has its own page on the site), Roommates is aimed straight at teens who like shows like The Hills and Laguna Beach. While its plot lines are as unoriginal as some of its TV cousins, the series successfully creates a fictitious reality show environment that includes many of the same things that unscripted reality shows have -- from a good-looking cast to wild parties and endless petty arguments. It also creates a voyeuristic experience, allowing viewers to watch as the women get dressed, fight, and engage in sexual behavior.

The show's interactive nature will appeal to gadget-savvy teens who enjoy communicating with their favorite fictional characters. They may also like the fact that they can step out of this world of "unreality" and help influence the show's events.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 23, 2009
  • Network: Online
  • Genre: Drama
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: June 3, 2022

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate