What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that they'll be hard-pressed to find any positive role models -- or messages, for that matter -- in this label-heavy reality series that celebrates the empty lives of selfish socialites. And if that isn't enough to give you pause, there's always the show's reliance on verbal and physical conflict between characters that's peppered with bleeped swearing (think "f--k" and "s--t") and unconscionable insults like "Die in a fire. I don't care." Most of the action revolves around parties and bars, where alcohol flows freely, and one of the characters has been to rehab for his drinking. Twice.
What's the story?
In HIGH SOCIETY, New York City socialite Tinsley Mortimer is trying to start afresh after divorcing her seemingly perfect husband...much to the chagrin of her disapproving mother, who thinks she's making the biggest mistake of her life. While Tinsley sorts things out, she looks to her sister Dabney and best friend Alexandra for support. But their circle also includes drama-prone princess Jules and feisty fashion plate PJ, who are constantly at each other's throats.
Is it any good?
High Society might emerge as another guilty pleasure reality series along the lines of The Real Housewives franchise or Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But, in reality (ahem), it's just as sleazy as Jersey Shore. Sure, Tinsley and her friends clean up a lot better than Snooki and The Situation, but their "high society" antics are trashy at best.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about Tinsley's decision to participate in a reality show that clearly shows her and her family in a negative light. Why would she agree to do it, and what do you think she's getting out of it?
How much of what you're seeing here is real? Do you think any of the characters or plot lines are engineered to amplify the level of onscreen conflict? Why would that create a better show in theory?
Are there any characters you admire? Why or why not?