Parents' Guide to

The X Effect

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Tawdry car-wreck of a dating show isn't for kids.

TV MTV Reality TV 2007
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The X Effect is a car wreck of a show. The meetings between the current and former couples are awkward, painful, and sometimes surprising, and there are no redeeming social lessons other than perhaps "don't sign up to be on an MTV dating show." It's certainly not an age-appropriate pick for kids -- or even teens. That said, if teens do watch, they probably won't see anything they haven't seen before (unless two people eating a single Twinkie at the same time counts).

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