YMMV: Sex House

  • Character Derailment: Invoked by the writers of the show. In the reunion episode, the entire cast has lost all the development they gained throughout the series and then some.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: From episode 8:
    Frank: WE WILL NOT HAVE SEX! (takes hammer to genitals)
  • Les Yay: Alex kisses Tara in the first episode after they've been drinking, much to Tara's annoyance.
    • Alex essentially molests the injured pole dancer in episode 3.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The whole series. Seriously.
  • No Yay: In episode 2, Frank kisses the unsuspecting Derek while they're playing Sexy Truth or Sexy Dare.
    • The entire show, at first for laughs, then for dark laughs.
  • Squick: Frank. Just... Frank.
    • Erin is pregnant with Frank's child. Frank is a married man with two daughters who are Erin's age.
    • That mold...
      • The Sex House itself gets pretty disgusting.
    • The Banana Sex Olympics in episode 5, especially the regurgitated bananas.
  • Tear Jerker: At the very end of the last episode, when Tara finally resolves to eat her frogs.
    • You have to really watch the reunion episode carefully to understand how tragic it is. It's true that all of the cast (even Derek, who looked like he was on Death's doorstep) was able to survive and seemingly recover from the Stockholm Syndrome they all underwent by Episode 9, but at what cost? All of the Character Development Jay and Tara went through seems undone, Frank divorced his wife, Alex is a broken shell who is in love with one of her former jailers (while also showing signs of being subconsciously terrified of him at the same time), Erin seems to have become harsher, Derek's orientation was "cured," and above everything, they seem to have been warped into being the generic reality show cast people wanted to see. Behind the seemed relaxedness and the smiles and "blogging careers," there's really nothing at all.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: The Jacobin Magazine, a radical socialist website, apparently considers Sex House to be a commentary on capitalism and class conflict.
  • The Woobie: The housemates are all Woobies eventually.
    • Erin is an Iron Woobie by episode 5. By the last episode they all become such.