There was a point in history when your parents had a say in whom you would marry. But times have changed. However, that does not mean that our parents don’t have an opinion about our love lives.
This is the premise of the MTV series, Parental Control (2006-2010). The parents of the subject of each episode are unhappy with their child’s current romantic partner. After going through a series of interviews, the parents select two of the interviewees to go on a date with their child. At the end of the episode, the subject of the episode chooses between their current partner or one of the dates that their parents selected.
Looking back, Parental Control was an interesting show. The concept of bringing the parents into the process of choosing their child’s romantic partner was certainly different among the reality dating shows that were part of MTV’s schedule at the time. But at the end of the day, it was just another reality dating show.
Do I recommend it? Maybe.