A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show flat-out exploits contestants' deeply personal (and often embarrassing) details about their lives for entertainment. Many of the questions deal with questionable behavior like excessive gambling, cheating on a partner, etc. Some of the questions also put friends and family in uncomfortable or compromising positions. While the show is the main party at fault, you have to wonder why people would choose to put themselves in this position in the first place -- presumably for the money, which means greed is also an issue here.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Nothing sensitive is shown, but many of the questions deal with past relationships, adultery, sexual orientation, and questionable sexual behavior.
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Occasional use of words like "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
No consumption is shown, but some questions allude to excessive drinking and illegal drug use/smuggling.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this exploitative game show focuses more on scandal than winning, putting contestants in the hot seat by having them answer very personal, awkward questions while they're hooked up to a lie detector. The show sends a distorted message about the value of telling the truth, suggesting that honesty isn't always the best policy. Plus, it's clear that questions are intended to humiliate or otherwise upset the contestants, and some deal with mature themes like sexual orientation, stealing, and adultery.
Is It Any Good?
The show takes on a scandalous, tabloid-like quality as contestants divulge dark secrets about everything from personal grooming habits to illicit online affairs. Exaggeratedly long pauses between responses make the theatrics feel even more over-the top while spouses, friends, and family members are shown anxiously wondering whether they can handle the truth about the person they thought they knew.
It's bad enough that the contestants are willing to exploit themselves and risk publicly hurting their loved ones on national television for prize money -- especially when they don't get the chance to explain their answers fully, which makes them seem more illicit than they probably are. But the worst part about this show is that it distorts the value of truth, making it seem like honesty isn't always the best policy. There's no point in watching this show unless you're interested in the trashy details it reveals, because in the end, there are really no winners here.
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