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, despite some bleeped but infrequent swearing ("s--t" and "f--k"), this "celebreality" series downplays sex in the context of these characters' lives and steers clear of on-camera arguments and drinking. (A good thing, considering the couple's young daughters, aged 11 and 8, often appear on camera.) The series also sends some mixed messages when it comes to plastic surgery and the importance of looking good.
What's the story?
In HARRY LOVES LISA, married TV stars Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna -- best known for their work on L.A. Law and Days of Our Lives and, more recently, Dancing with the Stars -- let the cameras roll while they balance reviving their careers with raising their daughters Delilah, 11, and Amelia, 8. Both are actively trying to reinvent themselves as entertainers and "get back in the game." But that isn't always easy in Hollywood, where fame can be fleeting.
Is it any good?
The last thing the world needs is another reality show about a celebrity couple. But as far as Hollywood couples who have their own reality series go, Hamlin and Rinna are at least refreshingly honest about their intentions: They're using the show to try to rejuvenate their flagging careers. Both had brief moments of national exposure thanks to Dancing with the Stars, but neither is as famous as they used to be -- or apparently want to be.
That doesn't make Harry Loves Lisa a best of breed by any means, but it's a generally harmless look at what it's like to try and reinvent yourself in a here today, gone tomorrow entertainment industry. At times, the concept feels forced. But when you think about it, the fact that you're watching a reality show about a celebrity couple that's using a reality show to fuel their celebrity is surprisingly -- and frighteningly -- real.
Talk to your kids about ...
Why would Hamlin and Rinna agree to star in their own reality show? How do you feel about their daughters being involved?
How does this reality series compare with other shows about stars' private lives?
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