Parents' Guide to

Football Wives

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Voyeuristic look at catty women and their wealthy lives.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2010
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The series showcases some of the advantages that come with living with a professional football player, like owning a million dollar homes, power shopping, and maintaining a high social status in the community. Because football players travel less than other professional athletes, their wives also have the added benefit of spending more time with their husbands at home. But the show underscores some of the very real pressures that a football player's wife faces, including worrying about a husband's ability to stay safe during a game, and coping with the serious emotional and financial consequences that result from devastating injuries and/or aging.

It's slightly milder than its sister series Basketball Wives, but still contains lots of voyeuristic moments filled with catty arguing, cursing, and strong sexual innuendo. Wealth and materialism are also major themes. Folks who like this sort of thing may find it entertaining enough to tune in. Football fans may be interested in the constant conversations about football and seeing what some of their favorite players are like when they are off the field.

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