So I don't usually watch reality shows but when I heard about this one I wanted to watch it out of sheer curiosity.
So this is a dating show where the twist is that not only is it 20 something guys dating 40+ women but their mothers are dating in the same dating pool as well. Not only that but they sleep in the same room as their sons.
Now this show has gotten a lot of attention for the undertones of this and the show does lean into it a bit. The first episode has the mothers blindfolded and feeling up the topless torsos of the sons to determine which one is their son. It also has a line about "opening ones mind" said to the mothers but overall, 2 episodes in, that's about it.
Most mom-son moments have actually been pretty funny cringe in my opinion. I don't always find cringe funny but in this show it worked, I think because most of the people are laid back and happy thus far so it doesn't become those "sinking cringe" moments.
Most people on the show are fairly likeable and distinct. While the mothers ofcourse have that air of "milf and I know it" and "I need young men to keep up with me" vibe, most of them seem mostly like normal people and not over the top reality tv personalities... except for one, more on her later.
The sons are all fairly laid back chill dudes but most still differ enough where you quickly pick up on who's who. Some of them are genuinely funny as well. Quite frankly did not expect to like the dude line up so much.
The weirdest thing about them though is that they're all handsome af and most seem very successful with women already. Quite frankly the MILFs on the show aren't hot enough to make me think these dudes couldn't do better at home, so I'm not sure how likely the majority are to end up in long term relationships with any of these women.
I said there was one exception to the personalities: Kelle. She's the type of woman who has a "disco mommy" alter ego. A lot of make up, probably gotten some work done, silis, extremely romantically aggressive, low self-insight, wears incredibly revealing clothes and most importantly: DEMANDS the attention of everybody, all the time.
Kelle is the classic reality tv personality in a 50 year old package. Luckily she has good sides so she's bad enough to dislike but good enough where you can kinda respect her (she can be genuinely funny and liven up social situations).
This far, 2 episodes in, the only real conflict has been created by Kelle and she's probaby bound to be the villain of the show.
At the end of the day, this isn't a show worth getting upset over. While it gained PR with Oedipus angle it's more of a "Mother knows best" dating show or something. The main Mom/Son interplay during this show is bound to be whether or not their Mom/Son wants them to date that particular person.
Whether or not you enjoy it will probably be dependent on whether or not certain types of cringe entertain you, so if you like the cringe in the promotional material it will probably appeal to you.