Parents' Guide to

Bromance

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Reality star's search for a "true" friend rings false.

TV MTV Reality TV 2008
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

This show is FUNNEH but is not appropriate for younger kids. But I don't think it's so bad that it should be rated "off". Family Guy is rated "iffy" and has similar content.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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When it comes to pure entertainment value, BROMANCE is only slightly better than the Ryan Seacrest-produced show that inspired it, Paris Hilton's My New BFF. But both shows are equally questionable when it comes to the shallow values they promote, which could send teens mixed signals when it comes to role modeling. Some guys actually seem like they want to be Jenner's new "friend," while others are clearly in it for their 15 minutes of fame.

And Jenner himself is a troubling mix of fuzzy motivations: part good guy, part bad guy, part player, and part victim. (After all, The Hills' Spencer Pratt kind of makes him look like a saint.) In the end, it would be easy to dismiss Bromance as mindless entertainment -- but wouldn't you rather your kids watch something that actually makes them think?

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