Parents' Guide to

The One That Got Away

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Contrived dating series has innuendo, cursing, drinking.

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The voyeuristic social experiment attempts to bring people together who may or may not have been a perfect love match at another time in their lives. As is typical of dating shows, most of the cast consists of a range of characters, including "the nice guy," the "womanizer," "the broken-hearted," and the "just plain weird." The entertainment comes from the endless conversations about relationships, and from the sexually charged interactions during dates and other private moments. The series also attempts to create some flair by using dramatic sound effects when someone crosses through The Portal, and by introducing new people and sensitive information to the Singles at inopportune moments. It all feels contrived, but viewers who like these sorts of unscripted dating theatrics will find The One That Got Away to be a guilty pleasure.

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