Parents' Guide to

Dukes of Melrose

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Vintage clothing is art in celeb-heavy reality show.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2013
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

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The men work hard, are socially engaged on many levels: with clients, and in raising money for charities. The show brings in aspects of fashion history, as well as respect for high status elderly females of the hollywood area community. This teaches children to approximate the wisdom of age and understand heritage and social taste from different generations. While this show was on the air, i found it very uplifting. In fact the only reality driven show that wasn't utterly depressing and hopeless. The communication in this show is very positive and socially sophisticated. I think it will show children relationships between people can be colorful and lively, in the moment, while also being thoughtful and on point.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Dukes of Melrose is catnip for fashion-lovers, a peek inside the vaults of two dudes who have been collecting the best couture and designer clothing for many years. If gazing at custom-made Azzedine Alaia animal-print corsets, or spiderweb-delicate couture numbers from Givenchy makes you weak in the knees, so will Dukes of Melrose. These guys know their stuff, and watching them dig through the rich-and-famous' closets is an education.

Even for the not-so-fashion-oriented viewer, Dukes of Melrose has celeb-appeal, with lots of discussion about who wore who where, and the style of various luminaries. "I don't like the Kardashians' style," sniffs Garkinos. "They're not trendsetters." That's an uncharacteristically critical assessment from Garkinos, who, with Silver, is usually quite positive about their customers. When Melissa McCarthy comes looking for an Oscar dress, for instance, Silver sweetly says she has a little "extra magic" on her body. Fashion plus heart? That's always in style.

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