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The series explores some of the good and bad truths about fame, including how rewarding it can be, how addictive it is, and how destructive it can become. It also highlights the hard work that goes into rebuilding a career in Hollywood. The former idols are all male and Caucasian.
Violence & Scariness
Some therapy sessions feature heated arguments between the former stars. One exercise requires them to violently destroy pictures of themselves when they were young. One cast member discusses his previous contemplation of suicide.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo, including references to "rocking the trailer." Many of the former idols discuss how they used to have their "pick of women." Photographs of the cast members in their past lives show them in skimpy outfits and sexy poses. Occasional pictures of women in skimpy bathing suits are also visible. Fame is referred to both as a beautiful woman that has broken their hearts and as a "bitch" they all want back.
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Words like "bitch," "damn," and "hell" are audible; stronger curse words ("s--t," "f--k") are fully bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Miller Light beer is visible. One former idol lightly promotes a line of health food products and holistic treatments, but all labels are blurred, and the show includes a legal disclaimer rejecting any endorsement of these products.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Visible consumption of alcohol (wine, beer). Some of the former stars talk about abusing alcohol and drugs (cocaine, crystal meth) during and after their years in the limelight.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series -- which follows seven former teen idols who are attempting to reinvent themselves and their careers -- includes some sexual innuendo (like references to "rocking the trailer"), drinking, and strong language (words like "bitch and "damn" are audible; harsher choices are bleeped). Some of the former stars discuss their previous wild lifestyles and past mistakes -- including abusing and selling drugs -- but these conversations are presented within the context of them recognizing the errors of their ways. Therapy sessions sometimes lead to some heated arguments, yelling, and name-calling.
Is It Any Good?
The show offers some interesting insight into how former actors, singers, and Hollywood personalities cope with fame -- and its loss, once their star begins to fade. It also takes a hard look at what it takes to reinvent a former celeb's career and provides a reality check to those who think that breaking into the industry is ever easy. But ultimately, the voyeuristic core of the show's appeal is the opportunity to see what these former idols look like and find out what they've been up to since their last stroll down the red carpet.
There are moments when the series definitely takes on a tabloid-ish quality, particularly when some of the former idols describe how easily they got caught up in their previous lifestyles and talk about the professional mistakes they made. Tense therapy sessions and emotional moments of self-discovery also add to the drama. It's hardly meaty TV, but teens may find the series entertaining (even if many of these idols were famous before their time) and adults who've ever wondered what happened to these stars may also find themselves drawn in by some of its more nostalgic moments.
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