A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series highlights how these conjoined twins live ordinary and productive lives despite their unique physical connection. The idea that these young women -- and all people who are different -- should be treated respectfully runs throughout.
Positive Role Models
Abby and Brittany are very self-confident, positive, and live very independently. They have a very supportive network of friends and family, too.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The two sometimes talk about dating and/or having children in the future.
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Products & Purchases
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the family-friendly reality series Abby and Brittany features the conjoined twins as they finish college and set out on their adult life. It's voyeuristic like most shows of this type, but contains lots of positive messages about loving yourself, being positive, and enjoying life in a healthy and proactive way.
Is It Any Good?
The series is the latest of several documentary projects featuring the Hansel twins, who have received lots of attention over the years due to the unique way that they are conjoined. There are some details offered about how they function while sharing single body, but the focus really is on Abby and Brittany's personalities, their relationship with each other, and how they socially and professionally interact with the rest of the world. Observations offered by friends and family fill out some of these details.
While the show succeeds in showing how these young women live a life that is extraordinarily ordinary, it also feels a little exploitative. But despite its voyeuristic appeal, the show contains lots of positive messages about loving and accepting who you are with grace and humor that viewers of all ages can appreciate and benefit from.
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