A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Kids can learn about perseverance and what it takes to be a professional athlete or entertainer.
Episodes emphasize the importance of hard work and perseverance.
Positive Role Models
Aspirational celebrities talk about how they achieved success via hard work, but also talk about tough emotions when things were hard. Featured celebrities are fairly diverse.
Violence & Scariness
Moderate sadness: Featured celebrities talk about some tough moments in their lives like losing loved ones or being involved in a serious accident, and some cry about these tough times.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mentions of romantic love, also one episode mentions the lead character finding out she's expecting a baby.
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Products & Purchases
Mentioning some brands by name, also some athlete uniforms have visible logos.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Becoming is a positive documentary series that tells the stories of how celebrity athletes and entertainers persevered and rose to the top of their professions. In telling their stories, some of the celebrities show moderate sadness when talking about things like a loved one dying or being involved in a serious accident. There are also mentions of romantic love, and the lead character in one episode finds out she's expecting a baby. While there isn't any overt product placement, some brands are mentioned by name, and some athletic uniforms have visible logos.
Is It Any Good?
Kids who are into sports, music, or acting will like learning about celebrities who did the impossible and rose to the top of their professions. The stories in Becoming are inspiring and show how the stars' tremendous amounts of perseverance and grit are the secrets to their success. The stars are pretty open and honest in their interviews, and so they also do a great job of showcasing the not-so-fun parts of being an elite athlete or entertainer. While the feel-good series is appropriate for young kids, many of the celebrities featured on the show aren't well known by young kids and will likely appeal more to their parents.
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