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Parents' Guide to

Survival of the Richest

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Crass, mean-spirited reality show to be avoided.

TV WB Reality TV 2006
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I remember this being out, and it didn't seem inappropriate, I just wasn't all AY MAYRA over it.

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Frankly, there is nothing redeeming about this series. The contestants struggling with debt are belittled by the wealthy, whose arrogance is on full display. Case in point: During a challenge in which the teams have to wait on families attending a mock medieval party, Nick, heir to a hotel fortune, sneers, "I'm serving chicken to the second-class citizens of Orange County."

In the same episode, Elizabeth, a 23-year-old worth over $1 billion, notes when changing into her work clothes and putting belongings into a locker: "I'm worried about leaving my stuff in here. It probably cost more than these people's houses." What's perhaps the saddest about the show is that the poor contestants are there because they need the money, while it appears to be little more than a comical experiment for their rich counterparts.

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