Parents' Guide to

Abby and Brittany

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Conjoined twin docuseries is positive but voyeuristic.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

TV show places Abby and Brittany in a positive light

I have watched both episodes in the UK and I am full of admiration for the girls. I think the show achieves what it sets out to do and shows the world how wonderful these lovely girls are despite all the challenges that they have faced and will continue to face.
age 7+

Surprisingly good reality TV show

Documentary about conjoined twins with Ford SUVs with "having children" references, but nothing very objectionable.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

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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