A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Importance of family is the main theme. Marital relationships and child-rearing are often discussed. Some stereotyping of Southern gay men.
Positive Role Models
Jay and Allison DeMarcus are good parents, but Jay is absent a lot due to his work. He can also be creatively insulting. The overall family is very close.
Violence & Scariness
Mild disagreements occur. Pranks include scaring people with chainsaws during a camping trip, other silly antics. The kids sometimes roughhouse with each other.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of strong sexual innuendo. Jokes about infidelity. Folks undress, but no nudity.
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Words like "ass," "pissed," and curses like "s--t" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Rascal Flatts' music is sometimes audible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cocktails are consumed at bars and restaurants, in romantic settings.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that DeMarcus Family Rules is a reality series that features Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus and his family in their home in Nashville, Tennessee. There's some strong sexual innuendo, lots of insults and pranks, cursing (including words like "ass," "pissed," and "s--t"), and drinking (cocktails), as well as some stereotyping of Southern people and traditions. Despite all of this, the show also features positive messages about family.
Is It Any Good?
This standard reality show features a musician and his family living life in front of the cameras to demonstrate how normal they really are. However, the unscripted series often feels a bit scripted, and some cast members often seem to be playing it up for the cameras. But the more candid moments make up for some of this, thanks to the funny comments and unexpected reactions.
There's plenty of Southern charm here, and Rascal Flatts fans may enjoy this glimpse into the private lives of one of their members. But DeMarcus Family Rules isn't particularly innovative, as far as celebrity reality entertainment goes.
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