A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The wealthy belittle their poor counterparts, who then put down the rich contestants. Stereotypes are played up.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
In later episodes, some of the characters hook up.
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Curses are bleeped out.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There is social drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series reinforces stereotypes and is generally in pretty poor taste. It constantly plays up the level of animosity between the two groups of characters: The wealthy ones show zero respect to for poor ones, who, in turn, do little to hide their disgust for their privileged counterparts.
Is It Any Good?
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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