Audrina

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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The Hills star and her family air their laundry.

Parents say

age 14+
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age 14+
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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The Patridge family cares about each other, but there's clearly some tension between family members.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Lynn is a loving and protective mother, but her temper often leads her to engage in angry and inappropriate behavior. Caseyalso has a bad temper. Mark tries to keep the peace between the children and their mother.

Violence

Lynn yells and sometimes says inappropriate things when she gets frustrated and/or angry; she has a difficult relationship with one daughter that often results in some nasty arguments. Guns are visible at a shooting range.

Sex

Audrina is featured in a bikini and lingerie calendar shoot; parts of her breasts are sometimes visible through semi-sheer bikini tops. Some photographers say sexual things about her.

Language

Words like "hell" and "piss" are audible, while profanity like "s--t" and "f--k" is bleeped. One cast member makes a lewd hand gesture to the camera.

Consumerism

High-end designer brands like Badgley Mischka are visible. Audrina drives a Mercedes-Benz.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Cast members drink wine and champagne. Tabloid video footage features Lynn presumably drunk and smoking a cigarette.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series -- which follows reality celeb Audrina Patridge as she pursues her entertainment career -- focuses on the benefits of her tight-knit family. But it also highlights angry family arguments and negative tabloid moments, in which her mother is often involved. The language can be pretty salty ("hell," "piss"; other curses bleeped), and there's drinking (wine, champagne) and occasional cigarette smoking, as well as scenes of bikini and lingerie modeling shoots. High-end product logos (Mercedes-Benz; Badgley Mischka) are prominently visible.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bycaliforniaman714 April 23, 2011

Audrina=Good Show

I love the way the show is showing the REAL audrina and what she is really like. I love the way she is telling us her story instead of different magazines who m... Continue reading

What's the story?

AUDRINA follows The Hills alum Audrina Patridge as she continues to pursue her modeling and acting careers while interacting with her lively, close-knit family. Cameras roll as she interacts with her parents: her rather tempestuous mom, Lynn, and her diplomatic father, Mark. Also joining the fray are married sister Casey, brother Marky, and teenager Samantha. Audrina’s life -- which includes going on modeling shoots, walking the catwalks at fashion shows, and revisiting her relationship with boyfriend Corey Bohan -- is pretty intense, but she knows that her family, no matter how outrageously they behave, will always be there to support her.

Is it any good?

Audrina offers viewers a voyeuristic look into the every day life of a reality star whose fame comes from a combination of her modeling and on-screen career and tabloid gossip. While a lot of the show’s focus is on the love of family, some of the drama centers on negative family dynamics, which usually involve Audrina’s mother. The reality star’s eroding romantic life also leads to some friction.

Audrina’s approach is quite down-to-earth and likable, but her overall world reflects a rather privileged and materialistic lifestyle. Ironically, she also makes a point of noting some of the negative impact that being a reality star has had on her life, including dealing with intrusive paparazzi. In turn, viewers are left wondering why she's starring in another reality show -- and why her family agreed to join her.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why families agree to appear on reality shows. Do you think the family dynamic featured here is genuine, or is it being played up for the cameras? What does the family have to gain by appearing on the show? What do they have to lose?

  • Audrina Patridge has made a successful career from her reality celebrity status. Does this success make her a good role model? Why or why not?

TV details

For kids who love reality TV

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