Parents' Guide to

Secrets of Aspen

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Unoriginal reality show about materialistic socialites.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2010
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Overall, Secrets of Aspen bears a strong resemblance to Bravo's Real Housewives franchise, thanks to its focus on women who place a lot of importance on material wealth, looking good, and socializing with the "right" people. Fighting for available men also seems to be a major theme.

The endless storylines about backstabbing friends, jilted lovers, and living the high life may appeal to some viewers. But these socialites are sometimes so theatrical that what they're saying seems scripted, and ultimately their stories are pretty unoriginal. The real "secret" of this reality show? It just doesn't offer anything new.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 3, 2010
  • Network: VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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