A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Therapy, communication, respect are themes.
Positive Role Models
Most folks are abusive, disrespectful, self-destructive.
Violence & Scariness
Anger management a major problem; yelling, screaming, throwing, breaking, slapping.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Bad relationships, pregnancy, teen motherhood, abortion discussed.
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"Piss," "damn," "bitch"; endless bleeped cursing.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drinking, smoking visible; addiction a major theme.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn contains some mature topics, including relationship dysfunction, abortion, addiction, abuse, and death, that are discussed in a therapeutic but pretty sensationalist way. There's lots of yelling, strong language, and bleeped cursing, and these feuds sometimes lead to shoving, slapping, and things being thrown and broken. Smoking and drinking is sometimes visible, too.
Is It Any Good?
The voyeuristic series offers viewers the chance to see how reality celebs work out their tabloid-worthy problems in front of the cameras. The colorful personalities of the cast, which includes folks such as Viva La Bam's Bam Margera, I Love New York's Tiffany Pollard and Sister Patterson, and infamous exes Dina and Michael Lohan, the parents of Lindsay Lohan, only add to the spectacle.
There are some some brief moments of insight and healing, but these fail to have any significant positive impact on the overall show thanks to the yelling, violent outbursts, and other behaviors featured here. Ultimately, it's a show that's meant to be more entertaining than helpful or proactive by capitalizing on the family dysfunction that extends these folks' five minutes of fame.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.