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Parents' Guide to

Summer House

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Predictable reality show about rich folks in the summer.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

Just plain bad

Can’t believe this show got renewed. None of the characters are likable and every episode is about the same thing — alcohol crazed young adults drink too much, get mad at housemates and bed hop. Boring. Every time I see it playing on Bravo, I say out loud “I hate that show.” I don’t often switch off Bravo but this show does it. Get rid of this loser!
age 18+

Horrible viewing

The worst show Bravo has produced to date. A stupid show about thirtysomething unemployed, drunk and vapid cast.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This predictable reality series is more tiresome than usual, as privileged young people lounge around creating drama in a beautiful setting. The young professionals spend their time on weekends meeting their self-identified "social goals" by surfing, eating, drinking, pairing up, and being seen. When they aren't doing this, they spend their time talking about these activities with each other.

The over-the-top behaviors featured here, which includes excessive partying and constant arguing, are central to the show. Meanwhile, despite a "no couples" rule in the house, there are plenty of summer flings and romantic arguments. Fans of this kind of reality formula may like it, but if you're not one of them, Summer House will be pretty boring.

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