Parents' Guide to

Downtown Girls

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Offers flashy, unrealistic view of young working women.

TV MTV Reality TV 2010
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The show mixes the voyeuristic moments of reality TV with some comedic flair in order to create an experience that is a little reminiscent of the popular Sex and the City series. Unfortunately, the combination isn't very successful. Shallon's video blog appearances, as well as her mildly witty narrations of supposedly real-life moments, make the overall show seem like it's just trying too hard. Some of the women's behavior doesn't make them seem very likeable, either.

It's not the best of reality shows, but the series does reveal a strong and supportive friendship between these women. Some viewers may enjoy their endless conversations about relationships and dating, while others may be drawn to the hip and fashionable world that they appear to live in. But like many reality series of this kind, it paints a rather artificial and narcissistic picture of today's young female professional.

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