Boy Band

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Musical reality competition is frothy fun for families.

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age 6+

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age 6+

Produced well and Entertaining

It's no "American Idol"or "The Voice", but for a fresh look at vocal competitions, Boyband is a well-rounded change of pace that offers a lot when it comes to creating the next big pop group. For fans of popular music, it's combines the song-along aspect with the visual appeal of the contestants for their respective audience-teen girls. The contestants aren't the most gifted performers, but the appeal comes with the week by week growth you can see in the boys as they dwindle down to the final five. It's intriguing to watch because as the viewer, you tend to become established as "fan" of one or more boys as the show progresses. The show packs a lot of star power and a bit of nostalgia for older viewers that like to see their former pop idols in judges Nick Carter and Emma Bunton. I doubt a second season could materialize as it seems as if pumping out more bands could cause a conflict of interest, but a girl-group theme could resurrect this show for a follow-up. Not bad for fans of pop music and boy bands as a whole, but can be cheesy for a viewer not as absorbed into the hype around the continuation of manufactured boy groups.

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age 6+


There are maybe two guys that can sing, the rest pretty much suck. The whole show is terrible! Nick Carter, really??

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