Angels Among Us

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Spiritual reality show focuses on family ... and death.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The idea that people are protected by guardian angels is central to the show. Although God and specific religions are not discussed, there are references to prayer and saints. The importance of family, love, and hope also is highlighted. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Cepero believes that talking to angels is her calling and that she's helping people by alerting them to angels' presence in their lives. She claims that she doesn't use her gift to make money. 

Violence

Stories about people's passing include car accidents, murders, 9/11, and other violent incidents. Occasionally photos of horrific car wreckages and other violent images are shown. 

Sex
Language

Occasionally words such as "hell," "damn," and "ass" are audible. 

Consumerism

Franchises such as Party City and local venues are sometimes visible. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Beer and wine consumption is visible at social gatherings. Drug addiction, as it relates to people's deaths, is discussed. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the reality series Angels Among Us features a medium who communicates with who she believes are people's guardian angels. There's lots of conversation about death, which includes discussions of violent events such as car accidents, 9/11, murder, and drug overdoses. Positive messages about family, love, and hope also are featured. Occasional strong language and some social drinking is visible.

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What's the story?

ANGELS AMONG US is a reality show starring Rosie Cepero, a medium who is committed to passing on messages to people from the celestial world. Rosie shares messages from people who have passed but whom she believes act as guardian angels who are protecting their loved ones in the living world. The people she talks to also share their thoughts about the experience. When she's not keeping appointments to read for people or passing on messages to perfect strangers, she enjoys her time with her husband, George, her three adult sons, and Bruni, her beloved pet pig.

Is it any good?

Angels Among Us showcases Rosie Cepero's ability to engage in paranormal communication, which she claims developed when she was a small child. It also shows how she receives these messages and how their legitimacy is verified to the people she's reading for. 

Although the discussion of angels and some of Cepero's rituals reflect a Judeo-Christian faith base, the focus is mainly on spreading messages about family, love, and hope. Family time also leads to some humorous moments. It won't appeal to everyone, but for audiences who like this sort of thing, it is emotionally satisfying.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about psychic mediums. What exactly is a psychic? Why do people go to them? How has the media portrayed mediums over the years?

  • How realistic are the readings featured on this show? Do you think people who claim they can talk to the dead really have that ability, or are they just pretending? 

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