A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series plays up conflict and emotions between the people onscreen. People make critical/derogatory comments about others, both to their faces and in side interviews. A case could be made that the show stereotypes the kinds of people who enjoy pastimes like karaoke, line dancing, and monster truck rallies.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to how "sexy" a person looks.
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Occasional expletives like "damn," "bitch," and "ass."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some scenes show adults drinking at bars and parties.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this docu-reality series includes occasional strong language ("bitch," "ass," etc.) and social drinking. It's also plagued by the excessive conflict and emotional exploitation typical of reality TV. People often make derogatory and/or critical comments about others, both to their faces and in confessional asides (for example, a young boy tells his mom she should jog to lose some weight), and there's virtually no positive material to offset the negative.
Is It Any Good?
If country is your thing, you may find enough common ground with the show's subjects to be moderately entertained for an hour. But without any shared interest, it's likely that Born Country will bore you, since it's so rooted in a definitive culture that makes it hard to transcend those boundaries. And if you've grown tired of TV's ubiquitous reality shows, don't waste your time looking for anything new here. It's chock-full of the same melodrama and exploitation of interpersonal relations as its many peers.
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