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Courtney Loves Dallas

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Self-absorbed reality spin-off has vocab, innuendo, booze.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Personal challenges that come with being 30, professional, and single are discussed. Themes include divorce, marriage, and parenthood, and there are stereotypical references that are meant to be funny.

Positive role models

Kerr might be a professional, but she appears superficial and self-absorbed. So do her friends.

Violence

There's some occasional catty arguing among cast members.

Sex

Kerr's failed loved life is a theme in the show. There's some sexual innuendo, plus references to being "horny." There are brief partial glimpses of bare breasts and bottoms.

Language

Words such as "douche bag," "p---y," "bitch," "pissed," and "ass" are audible; curses such as "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for Kerr and her blog, although her work is not always prominently featured. Apple computers and local Dallas haunts are visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Lots of social drinking (wine, cocktails, shots) at home, in bars, and during meals.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the reality spin-off Courtney Loves Dallas centers on the life of reality-celeb-turned-fashion-blogger Courtney Kerr. It contains some strong language ("douche bag," "p---y," "bitch,") and some stereotypical references about Asians and other groups that are intended to be funny. There are some sexual references and innuendo (plus partial glimpses of bare breasts and bottoms) and lots of drinking (wine, cocktails, shots).

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What's the story?

COURTNEY LOVES DALLAS is reality series featuring Most Eligible Dallas cast member Courtney Kerr as she pursues a career in fashion blogging. The Texas socialite quit her job and now spends her time immersing herself in the fashion world and writing about the latest fashion trends. She also models the samples designers send to her. When she's not working, she's hanging out with single friends such as Tori and Annie and, when possible, friends and new parents such as Katie and Thais. Throughout it all, she spends lots of time trying to figure out her love life.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Courtney Loves Dallas centers on the life of the thirtysomething Courtney Kerr, who is struggling with being single while trying to build a new career for herself and keep her social life going. It also addresses some of the pressures women in the Bible Belt face when they do not make marriage and having children a priority.

It's definitely voyeuristic, and Kerr appears superficial and narcissistic thanks to being consumed by fashion, status, having fun, and finding romance. But, despite being self-absorbed, she lacks a larger-than-life personality. As a result, some might question why she has a show in the first place.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the reasons why people have reality shows. Is it for the attention? For promotional purposes? For the money? Who decides whether or not someone (or something) is interesting enough to create good reality entertainment?

  • What is a blog? What makes a good one? What is a blogger? Is a blogger the same as a journalist? How do bloggers make money doing what they do?

TV details

Cast:Courtney Kerr
Network:Bravo
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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