A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Focuses on the idea that wealthy families have problems similar to families who have less money. The importance of family is a major theme.
Positive Role Models
Todd Chrisley is blunt and controlling, but he's a loving husband and father who establishes boundaries and expects the children living in his home to follow his rules.
Violence & Scariness
Arguments are common among the siblings. Todd is shown throwing his son's computer into the pool as punishment for using it inappropriately. He spends time with his son-in-law at a gun range.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of sexual innuendo, as well as references to dressing like a stripper and watching porn. When a daughter gets a breast augmentation, she's presented with a cake shaped like large breasts. A son is punished for having an affair with a married woman; a child is born out of wedlock.
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Words such as "damn," "ass," "hell," and "bitch" are audible. Curses such as "s--t" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for the Chrisley & Company brand. High-end fashion labels such as Gucci; car makes such as Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, and Range Rover; and Apple products are visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol (wine, champagne, cocktails) is consumed during meals and social events. Some of Chrisley's teenage kids get in trouble for smoking cigarettes. Occasionally semi-humorous comments are made about taking medications to cope.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the humorously voyeuristic reality series Chrisley Knows Best contains some strong language, references to breasts and genitals, and some mild arguing among family members. Guns are visible at ranges, and adults drink alcohol at meals and social events. The show touches on some mature themes, including child-raising techniques, inappropriate relationships, and having children out of wedlock.
Is It Any Good?
Chrisley Knows Best offers a funny, voyeuristic look into the lives of a family that, despite having money, still has its share of problems. Todd Chrisley's eccentric personality and blunt comments make for some funny moments, but some viewers may be a bit uncomfortable with the lengths he goes to control his children, which include hiring professionals to track their cars and online activity, putting boots on their cars when they break curfews, and throwing their personal computers into the pool when they use them for inappropriate activities.
Despite Todd's flair for the dramatic, he and his wife are loving parents. Much of what he does is designed to teach his children about respect, responsibility, and facing the consequences of their actions, despite the fact that they live a life of privilege. Although these aren't bad things, you can't help but wonder if some of his antics are being played up for the sake of the cameras. Nonetheless, the series sends the message that wealthy families deal with many of the same kinds of problems that families with less money face every day.
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