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Girl Code Live
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Girl Code Live, a spin-off of MTV's Girl Code, is a late-night talk show starring the same crew, who continue to discuss both fun and taboo topics. It features some strong language ("bitch," "dick"), crude references, images of women in underwear, and other strong content. It's a little much for tweens, but teens might be interested if they're fans of the original show or if they like irreverent humor.
What's the story?
GIRL CODE LIVE is a live, comedy-driven talk show that talks about popular culture from a female point of view. The Girl Code spin-off is hosted by on-air personality Nessa Diab, comedian Carly Aquilino, and rapper Nora “Awkwafina” Lum, who talk about topics ranging from the MTV Music Video Awards to the lack of underwear usage among women. Guests including Kelly Osbourne weigh in on the gossip and occasionally help determine whether specific events violate the "girl code." Occasional games and musical numbers also are featured.
Is it any good?
Despite the attempt to live up to the hype of the original Girl Code series, this late-night talk show fails to offer much insight into the unwritten rules by which women (apparently) go through life. But it does continue the tradition of its sister show by offering bawdy, irreverent commentary on things ranging from sex and relationships to fashion faux pas.
The humor featured here isn't for everyone and doesn't really offer a unique perspective on the topics it covers. The result is a watered-down version of the comedy the franchise is known for. But fans of the original, especially those who love the trio of hosts, may find it worth watching.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about humor. Is it appropriate to poke fun at people as a way of getting a laugh? Using humor to bring attention to serious subjects is common in the media, but is it always appropriate? How does this show use humor to shed light on important issues?
Families also can talk about the "girl code." What would your own girl code include? Why?