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Parents' Guide to

Hollywood Heights

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Soapy drama has mixed bag of role models for teens.

TV Nickelodeon Drama 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Best show ever!!!!

This is the best show ever give it a good review so it can stay on please!
age 8+

Yay! Love Hollywood Heights!!

I am a mom of 5 with 6th on the way, and My husband and I looove this show!!!!!! It is very very good, and soo addicting! We watch it faithfully every night, alongside my girls ages 8 and 11, amazing show! Keep it coming!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Adapted from a popular Mexican telenovela, Hollywood Heights has all the markings of a primetime soap opera: tense relationships, youthful rebellion, romance, questionable motivations, conniving behavior, and a villain or two. What this show does have going for it is that the main core of characters -- including Loren, Eddie, and their respective single, devoted parents -- are a likable bunch, reflecting strong family values and bonds that transcend all the other changes in their lives. But among the supporting cast you'll find more questionable values and uncertain role models, including a teen who runs with a dangerous crowd, a woman who fabricates a relationship with a celeb just for the notoriety, and parents who are either overly protective or enabling their teens' bad behavior.

With such a range of characters and motivations, it's hard to predict where the content will go next, so consider checking in on the basic plot before you give your teens the go-ahead. If they do tune in, the show raises some intriguing issues that relate to our star-crazed society, so be sure to start a dialogue with your teen about how we perceive celebrities and are influenced by their work and the messages they send through their actions and words.

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