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Parents' Guide to

Tough Love: Miami

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Matchmaker spin-off promotes mixed messages about women.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

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Good entertainment channal
age 15+

Strongly Inappropriate.

Watching dumb reality shows is kind of a guilty pleasure for me. However, Tough Love: Miami is definitely not a show for children and should not be watched in the presence of children. The show doesn't include much violence, except for a little, silly cat fighting that would be expected to happen in a house full of girls living together. But the show does become quite innapropriate when it comes to its sex, language, and alcohol/smoking content. Some of the girls do dress inappropriately, and are often showed in revealing, skanky outfits. There also tends to be some kissing and affection towards guys that the girls have only just met. There is nudity, but it is all blurred. Certain bad words are bleeped out, but others aren't. There is also frequent inappropriate behaviors shown and referenced such as drinking and/or smoking. In my opinion, it is strongly inappropriate for most young audiences. I would consider allowing an older teenager to watch the show, as long as they showed maturity and were not easily influenced.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Ward, who proclaims himself to be these women's "beacon of hope" when it comes to fixing their dating life, manages to offer some positive advice about a woman's need to have self-respect and a willingness to respect others in order to be more appealing. He also points out the difference between being self-confident and being arrogant and the danger of putting inappropriate content online.

Unfortunately, some of these lessons confuse being empowered in the dating world with adherence to sexist standards for the way that women should behave in society. Ward's shameless self-promotion makes his advice a little hard to take seriously, too. Some folks may find something helpful here, but ultimately it's a series that mostly offers lots of typical reality show drama.

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