A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Hollywood lifestyles, cult-like organizations are narcissistic, potentially damaging.
Positive Role Models
Folks are often narcissistic, egotistical, sneaky.
Violence & Scariness
Arguments; occasional violent attacks. Guns visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo; affairs, pregnancies. Crude references.
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"Ass," "hell," "s--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, beer, hard liquor; simulated cocaine use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Arrangement is a drama that features mature themes, including a commitment to a contract marriage, adultery, and cult-like behaviors. It contains some strong innuendo, yelling, and scheming. There are subtle threats of violence, and occasionally guns and assaults are visible. There's lots of social drinking, and simulated cocaine use is shown. Cursing ("s--t") is frequent, too.
Is It Any Good?
This stylized series presents the most dramatic side of Hollywood, characterized by whirlwind romances, guilty pleasures, and unapologetic narcissistic tendencies. Meanwhile, despite claims made by the show's producers that the show ism't based on the Church of Scientology, the dark cult-like culture of the fictional Institute seems to personify some descriptions of the real-life organization and its members.
Some folks may find the show entertaining, but the narratives often feel underdeveloped. There is some edge to it, but The Arrangement doesn't take these moments far enough either, despite the fact that it features some very mature themes. As a result, it falls somewhere between a teen drama series and an adult-oriented guilty pleasure.
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