Bethenny & Fredrik

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Tame reality show mixes friendship and real estate.

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Mixing friendship and business isn't easy. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bethenny and Fredrik are sometimes better friends than business partners. 

Violence

Lots of arguments. 

Sex

Occasional crude sexual references, some of which are bleeped. 

Language

Words like "ass," "bitch"; bleeped cursing. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bethenny & Fredrik is a reality series about two friends creating a real estate partnership. There's lots of over-the-top arguments (including many bleeped curse words), and endless discussions about making money. There's the occasional crude reference, too. Social drinking (wine, sake, etc.) is sometimes visible. 

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What's the story?

BETHENNY & FREDRIK is a reality series that follows the relationship between reality celeb Bethenny Frankel and Million Dollar Listing real estate pro Fredrik Eklund. The best friends are trying to build a property-flipping business together. While Bethenny has experience renovating a home from start to finish, Frederik has the experience necessary for making decisions that will allow him to sell a property at top dollar. There's a lot of money to be made, but the two soon realize that successfully mixing friendship and business isn't easy. 

Is it any good?

This conventional reality series relies on all the expected conflicts the Bravo unscripted franchise is known for: friendship fraught with fights. While Bethenny Frankel brings a more frugal, common-sense approach to the business, Fredrik Eklund showcases his flair for selling high-market properties. As a result, the interactions between them range from humorous to tense. 

As with any flipping series, it's always fun to see the finished project. But the bickering between the two gets tiresome, as do the endless trials and tribulations that come with figuring out how to run a business together. It's fine if you like this sort of thing, but Bethenny & Fredrik doesn't offer anything new or exciting to make it worth tuning into if you're not. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the benefits and problems that arise when friends go into business together. Do you think it's a good idea?

  • Why do you think these two stars of other series got their own reality show? What is it that makes Bethenny & Fredrik entertaining? 

TV details

For kids who love reality TV

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