A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Though fans of BTS will get the most out of this docuseries, there's a lot of information for viewers interested in what goes on behind the scenes of a supergroup. The creative process is touched upon, as is the hard work that goes into achieving this level of stardom. Mental and emotional health issues are themes.
Love yourself. Work hard. Don't give up. Be honest. Gratitude is a two-way street. Work with your team as hard as you can. Be good to yourself. Recognize signs of stress and burnout. Art can help change the world. Music transcends nationalities and cultures. Your team can be a family. Support one another.
Positive Role Models
BTS is a pop group whose message about loving yourself has touched many people. The members of the group talk about their own stress levels and burnout. Part of their enormous success is due to their ability to connect with their fans; their sincere concern for the emotional wellbeing of their fan base has pushed mental health conversations to a higher level worldwide.
As this docuseries focuses on BTS, a South Korean pop band made up of young men, they take up the majority of screentime. The girls and women in this series are predominately adoring fans.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Men dance seductively and are shown with their shirts off.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Band members are seen drinking champagne and wine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that docuseries is a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the Korean superstar pop band BTS. There's some drinking and discussion of physical and emotional burnout in BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star. It doesn't shy away from showing the stars' vulnerable moments, including interviews where they discuss their burnout, their desire to "run away," and utter exhaustion. Are they being pushed too hard by their manager? The HYBE management (who produced this show) are sure to be seen encouraging the artists to "have autonomy and be happy." But when is the stress too much to bear? Character strengths of perseverance and teamwork are highlighted in this series.
Is It Any Good?
Their vulnerability and sincerity bared for their fans, this docuseries peels back another layer of what makes BTS one of the most popular groups in the history of music. BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star tracks the hard-working idols as they hit milestones, but unlike other pop idol docuseries, this one shows their breaking points, and what they do to support each other through difficult times.
Fans of BTS will get the most out of this fast-paced series that jumps from moment to moment like a strobe light. As a historical piece, it show documents the pressure that consumes musicians straining from the weight of expectation borne out of outsized admiration.
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