Beverly Hills Groomer

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Reality show winner chases after his dream in tame series.

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A lot or a little?

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Positive Messages

Overall the show has positive messages, including the importance of working hard, appreciating family, and giving back to the community. Knox often refers to his low-income South Central Los Angeles roots, including a time when his family was homeless. He makes comments about being “a black guy," rich “white folks,” and being “hood rich” thanks to his prize money.

Violence & Scariness

Occasional disagreements between Knox and his siblings.

Sexy Stuff
Language

Although the overall language is mild, there is some use of words like “stupid." Very occasional curse words (like “f--k”) are fully bleeped.

Consumerism

Although the series is a promotional vehicle for Knox’s business, the business phone number on the grooming vehicle is blurred out. A brief reference to Costco.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Knox makes occasional references to his father's struggle with drug addiction.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series -- which follows the winner of Groomer Has It as he opens up his own business -- underscores the idea that winning reality competitions doesn't guarantee success and highlights how much work goes into starting a business. It offers positive messages about appreciating family and giving back to the community, but you can expect a little bit of iffy language (plus the occasional bleeped swear word), a few stereotypical comments, and discussion of serious topics like drug addiction and serious illness. Overall, though, the series is an age-appropriate choice for tween dog lovers.

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Kid, 11 years old July 19, 2009

We Love Artist!

I love this show! Please wadtch it! My family loves Artist sooo much!

What's the story?

BEVERLY HILLS GROOMER follows Groomer Has It winner Artist Knox as he tries to use his newfound fame and reality-show winnings -- including a decked-out mobile dog grooming truck -- to build a high-end dog grooming empire. He soon realizes that winning a reality show doesn't guarantee success in the real dog-eat-dog world of animal hygiene, but using his own charm and skill -- and the help of his younger brother, Desmond -- Knox comes up with some unusual business strategies to attract the wealthy dog owners of Beverly Hills. While he tries to find new ways to turn a profit, he's also looking for ways to give back to his community and help dogs in need. Adding to the pressure is his desire to be able to financially support his son and ailing mother. It isn't always easy, but Knox is determined to make his dream happen, one clean canine at a time.

Is it any good?

The fun, heartwarming series is a refreshing departure from typical reality shows because it features someone who's motivated by something other than greed -- and who's making positive choices in order to realize his goals. Granted, some of Knox's naïve business plans seem a little goofy, but his willingness to work hard, take chances, and reach out to his community makes you want to cheer him on rather than despise him.

While mixing business and passion may not always be easy or profitable, Knox's clear love for his family, his community, and the dogs he cares for are endearing. And while he makes his share of mistakes, his positive outlook on life -- as well as his solid work ethic and commitment to animals -- makes him a great reality star role model. Overall, this show is full of fun canine-filled entertainment that will be sure to please dog lovers of all ages.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what life is really like for reality stars after the show is over. Do their lives really change? What kinds of challenges might they face after the cameras are turned off? Families can also discuss the difficulties associated with starting your own business. What skills does Knox have that make him a good businessperson? What does he need to work on? Are his plans idealistic or realistic? Why?

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