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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It suggests that people living individual lives are connected in some way, whether they realize it or not.
Positive Role Models
The cast is humanly flawed and make mistakes like everyone else.
Violence & Scariness
Arguments between couples. Deaths of parents and children discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frank discussions of sex, including crude sexual references and suggestive sounds; pregnancy is a major theme.
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"Bitch," "damn," "dick," "tits," "s--t," "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
Apple, Samsung, Pabst logos visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer and wine drinking; pot smoking,
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Connected is an AOL digital docudrama series that features six young professionals living in New York recording themselves with camcorders for six months. It contains lots of mature content, including discussion of divorce, parenthood, illness, pregnancy, and death. There's also lots of cursing, sexual innuendo, and some drinking (wine) and drug use (pot). Teens might be drawn to this glimpse into a variety of lifestyles, but it's a little too edgy to make it a great choice for younger viewers.
Is It Any Good?
The reality show, which is based on the critically acclaimed Israeli series Mehubarim, is meant to show how the individual human experience forms part of a larger, unified social existence within a larger community. Each of the six narratives is presented in a way that highlights the universal experiences we all go through, including love, loss, fear, ambition, and frustration, regardless of whether we're single, married, wealthy, broke, or career-oriented.
As with most reality whos, it's pretty heavily edited, and the idea of keeping a daily video diary isn't completely original, either. Though appearances by Susan Sarandon and most of the cast's media entertainment-oriented goals make the show interesting, it also takes a bit away from the authenticity of the message. Nonetheless, the overall context in which these human stories is presented offers some food for thought.
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