A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that, unlike many reality shows, this bakery-centric series boasts positive messages and role models -- the two sisters at the center of the show are hardworking and generous, and they treat their employees (and each other) well. Because it's a reality show, there's always the potential for strong language, but generally "pissed off" is about as strong as it gets. Kids interested in cupcakes, careers, or both may find it a fun pick.
What's the story?
Sisters Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis gave up their corporate jobs to start Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington, D.C. DC CUPCAKES follows the siblings as they tackle impossible assigments -- along with running a busy and successful business -- with good cheer, the help of their employees, and lots and lots of frosting.
Is it any good?
DC CUPCAKES stands out from its "behind the scenes" reality sisterhood (even its fellow bakery-centric series) by being positive and downplaying conflict. Of course, while it's nice not to see people screaming and berating one another, it doesn't
make for very interesting viewing, either.
But as sweet as it is, the show's biggest issue is actually that we've been down this road so many times before. Granted, a difficult order with little notice does make for good dramatic conflict, but not when you've seen the same scenario over and over in other shows ... as well as this one. Still anyone with a craving for cupcakes (or friendly reality TV) may enjoy tuning in.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how real the show is. Do you think all of the problems happened on their own? Why might the people making the show want a problem to occur?
What does this show say about running a business? Do shows like these encourage people to start their own businesses? What kind of business would you like to start?
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