Best Week Ever

 
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Hilarious weekly TV recap for teens and up.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The crimes and misdemeanors of the rich and famous are aired out to dry, including boozing and drunk driving. Some of the panelists' remarks are mean-spirited (but all in the name of humor!).

Violence

Some violence is discussed (from celebs attacking paparazzi to bombs over Iraq), but none is perpetrated.

Sex

If sex is in the week's pop culture headlines, it's in the show, too, in the form of innuendoes and other jokes.

Language

Given that many of the panelists are comedians, mild off-color language ("damn," "hell," etc.) is part of the deal.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Only if the "news" warrants it, but the show does cover partying celebrities and the like.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this show doesn't aim to be anything but pure, unadulterated fun. Sharp-tongued panelists pick over the week's pop culture headlines with glee and deconstruct them; sometimes the commentary can be vicious, but then again, that's what makes the show work.

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What's the story?

BEST WEEK EVER, VH1's rundown of pop culture, takes the typical television clip show and raises the bar. The result: A weekly news magazine show without the high-mindedness or earnest zeal. Nothing gets a pass, and no punches are pulled; Michael Jackson's ongoing follies don't escape notice, and neither does something like Lance Bass's announcement that he's gay ("I was SO shocked!" mocked one comedian). All of the show's topics are treated with the same hearty irreverence that makes it such a guilty pleasure.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The show's humor quotient depends a lot on what's happening in a given week. But the panelists always manage to hit the funny bone time and again, no matter the material. (That said, some commentators are much better than others.)

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes real-life events funny, and why it's so much fun to gossip, especially about celebrities. Why do you think certain bits make it to the show and not others? What makes these events hilarious? Families can also talk about why viewers thirst for all sorts of information on the rich and famous, and why, invariably, it's most fun when celebs are caught in the act of doing something they shouldn't.

TV details

Cast:Larry Kenney, Michael Colton, Rachael Harris
Network:VH1
Genre:Comedy
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 13 years old Written bydiania234 April 9, 2008
 

Best show ever

I love this Show it is so funny
Teen, 13 years old Written byJordynd94 April 9, 2008
 
Adult Written byddue2be April 9, 2008
 

Why you should watch?

Well if toned down a litttle it would definatly be family apropriate, its just good almost clean fun.. age 11+ tho.

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