Yes, there are many, MANY different facets of The Villages.
100% of what you have seen on TV is probably true.
But I've not witnessed it first hand. I've seen 500 people in the middle of the Town Square doing the same exercise routine at 9:00 a.m.
I've seen dozens of people who bring the 'Service Dog In Training' out and about with the harness and 'Service Dog' coat so the dogs can be trained to be use to crowds of people.
I've experienced the cheeeeep booze ~ but that's not all that terrible if you don't overdo it (is it?).
What I've not seen is most of the stuff they put on TV because it's exciting or titillating for the public. But, hey, I'm one of those people who get up at 5:00 a.m. and is home and ready to get into bed by 9:30 p.m. I'm sure there are those who drink too much, or are out looking to hook up for a one-night-stand ~ but that must all happen AFTER I get home at 9 p.m. ~ I don't see 'em when I arrive at the square for the Farmers' Market or even for the 5:00 - 9:00 music and line dancing.
The single ladies I've spoken to (and, yes, they probably out number the men 10 to 1) are adamant about loving the friends they have here, the things they can do (clubs, exercise, service projects, church, etc.) and how safe they feel in their community because they check on one another and make sure no one is in danger or hurt in a home accident and left to languish on the floor unable to get up as in the "I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up" commercials. And 100% of the women I've talked to has said the same thing ....... "NO WAY IN HE_ _ AM I GOING TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER MAN TO TAKE CARE OF". They've done that, been there and are NOT returning to a life of caretaking when there is so much more to be offered by being single.