Sin City Rules

Common Sense Media says

Catfights, drinking, and petty jealousies, Vegas-style.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series sends confusing messages about what it means to have power vs. being empowered. Some confusing messages about friendship and how to resolve differences effectively.

Positive role models

The women identify themselves as people with power and elite status in Las Vegas, but they come across as petty, narcissistic, and superficial.

Violence

Cat fights between the women are frequent. Guns and rifles are visible (and shot) at shooting parties. A brawl between women leads to an arrest. Previous mob activities are discussed (sometimes with pride).

Sex

Women are often shown wearing skimpy outfits, including thongs and body paint. Chippendale dancers appear onscreen. Some of the women accuse others of being promiscuous and/or engaging in extra-marital affairs.

Language

Words like "ass" and "bitch" are audible. Words like "s--t" and  "f--k" are bleeped.

Consumerism

High-end cars like Mercedes-Benz and Hummers, designer bags, and other luxury items are visible. The Four Seasons and Rain Cosmetics are also prominently featured.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Champagne, wine, and cocktails are constantly being consumed. Cigarette smoking is visible.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Sin City Rules features all the gossip, cat fighting, consumerism, and narcissistic behavior these types of reality shows are known for. It also contains some sexual innuendo and lots of drinking and cigarette smoking. There's also lots of salty vocab, but the strongest words like "f--k" are bleeped.

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What's the story?

SIN CITY RULES is a reality series that features five women navigating the elite circles of Las Vegas, Nevada. It stars attention-loving fashion designer Lana Fuchs, local Vegas celebrity reporter Alicia Jacobs, professional poker player Jennifer Harman, and cosmetic company co-founder Lori Montoya. Rounding out the group is Amy Hanley, an entrepreneur best known as the daughter of the infamous mob hitman, Tom Hanley. From flamboyant fundraisers to catered shooting luncheons out in the desert, the women immerse themselves in all the lights and glamour the city of sin is known for. But as each woman lives her life by her own rules, rumors start swirling, and they soon find themselves competing with each other to maintain their power and social status in their community.

Is it any good?

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Like The Real Housewives franchise, Sin City Rules follows a reality formula that features women who have money, social status, and sense of entitlement. While these women define themselves as being powerful, and despite being business owners, entrepreneurs, and/or having other successful high-profile careers, most of their time in front of the cameras is spent showing off their wealth, and gossiping about and/or bickering with each other.

Watching these women confuse being strong and empowered with being superficial and self-absorbed can get tiresome, and it is sometimes hard to find likable qualities about them. Some of what is featured here is so over-the-top that it seems staged for viewing audiences, too. But if you are looking for a guilty voyeuristic pleasure, you'll definitely find it here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about reality shows. Why are reality shows featuring wealthy women so popular? Do you think these women are being themselves? Or are they creating a reality character or persona to make the show more entertaining? What kind of messages do shows like these send about women and how they relate to each other?

  • What does it mean when someone is described as being powerful? Is it their wealth? Political status? Business leadership? How does the media portray powerful people? Is having power the same as being empowered?Does having power make someone a good role model?

TV details

Cast:Alicia Jacobs, Jennifer Harman, Lana Fuchs
Network:TLC
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Parent Written byGinoT December 11, 2012
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18
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Hard to Watch.

These women are soooo into themselves that you just can't get past it. I watched the first episode and all they did was tell the viewers how and why they were better than them. In this economy, with people out of work, I just don't think we need that. I won't watch it again. The timing is just all wrong for this kind of show.

What other families should know
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byPikey January 3, 2013
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17
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Sin City Drools

This show features 5 women who are desperate for recognition, fame, a celebrity title, and perhaps some extra income (courtesy of TLC of course).

I can not tell you what it is about because this so called "show" has no plot line. I think it is about Vegas, gambling, facial injections, and 5 menopausal women desperate to reclaim their lost youth and faded beauty.
Needless to say, his show portrays women in a superficial and catty light. All these women do is fight in 10 pounds of make up and 6 inches of high heals.
Looks are not always what they seem to be, but this is not the case for Sin City Rules. These women look like common street walkers and they sure act like them too. This is especially the case for Lana Fuchs, her sister, and some dead has been mobster's daughter.
This show is only capable of one season as this genre was most popular 5 years ago on VH1, when trashy reality t.v was at it's peak (ex: Flavor of Love).

Hey ladies of Sin City Rules, You missed the Bret Micheal's Rock of Love Bus!!

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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