Four of a Kind

Common Sense Media says

Reality docu has mild quadruplet teen drama.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series highlights the unique and close relationship between multiples.

Positive role models

They are good kids, but sometimes the sisters talk back to their mother. At least one of the teens is very quick tempered.

Violence

The sisters continually bicker with each other. Occasionally the girls argue with and/or talk back to their mother (and are disciplined as a result).

Sex
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Language

Words like "pissed" and "crap" are audible while occasional curses like "s--t" are fully bleeped.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this docuseries -- which follows a set of 17-year-old identical quadruplets during their last year of high school -- is pretty mild, but contains some iffy language ("pissed," "crap"; occasional curse words bleeped). The teens are overall good kids, but constantly bicker and occasionally talk back to their mom. Divorce and single parenthood is sometimes discussed.

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What's the story?

FOUR OF A KIND is a reality series about the trials and tribulations of a set of teenage quadruplets. Calli, Kendra, Megan, and Sarah Durst live with their mom Naomi and older brother Travis in Buffalo, Minnesota. Cameras follow as they gossip, argue, and enjoy their senior year of high school. Living together isn’t always easy, but at the end of the day the sisters are always there for each other.

Is it any good?

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The show takes a lighthearted look at the every day lives of spirited sisters, each who have very distinct personalities despite their similar looks. They also highlight the unique attention they receive for being identical quads.

The show isn’t particular exciting, especially since much is dedicated to showcasing their constant bickering. Reality fans may enjoy watching the unique dynamic between these multiples, but ultimately they are just regular teens doing regular things in Middle America.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about multiples. What are some of the unique characteristics of siblings who are multiples? Are all multiples identical? Does anything you see on the show surprise you about life as a multiple?

  • What makes multiples an interesting choice for reality TV? What do you think motivates the Dursts or anyone to appear on television? Do you think the Durst girls act any differently with each other when the cameras are off?

TV details

Cast:Calli Durst, Kendra Durst, Megan Durst
Network:Lifetime Television
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 13 years old Written bysassychampion1 May 5, 2011
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i love it so much i really do hope there willl be more episodes

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