A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show highlights how life's transitions can require you to make some difficult decisions about personal relationships.
Positive Role Models
The couples appear to care deeply about their partners, but are continuing to make positive life choices for themselves.
Violence & Scariness
Mild arguments sometimes break out between the stressed couples.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's lots of hugging and kissing. Occasionally couples are shown lying in bed together, but are fully dressed.
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Occasional curses ("s--t") are bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References are made to meeting at bars and partying.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Time's Up is a reality show featuring young adult couples as they prepare for long-distance separations. There's a lot of romantic angst, but aside from some brief scenes of hugging, kissing, an occasional lover's quarrel, and a bleeped curse word here and there, the show's content is pretty mild. Older, mature tweens might be drawn to it, but some of the topics featured here, like leaving to join the military or go off to college, will be more relatable to teens.
Is It Any Good?
Time's Up features all the elements of MTV's reality relationship drama, including sensitive music, lover's quarrels, and endless angst-filled conversations about how they feel about each other. But it also highlights some very real situations that young people face when they are transitioning to new phases in their lives.
It's not the most action-packed of shows, and some of the conversations -- especially those with friends and family members -- feel heavily scripted. Some folks might even cringe at some of the decisions being made by the love-lorn couples. But older tweens and teens who like this sort of thing will be drawn to it.
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