A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Highlights how people from different backgrounds, cultures, communities, and life experiences can still have a lot in common. Family, love, respect, and experiencing new things are themes. Issues like racism, bigotry, and unconscious bias are referenced, but not discussed in detail.
Positive Role Models
Families are positive about the experience, and try to respect and embrace each other's similarities and differences.
The families are from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Same-sex parents are also featured. The show fails to fully address how unconscious bias quietly surfaces in different ways during each experience.
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Violence & Scariness
Concerns about bigotry are subtly raised but not fully addressed.
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Expressions like "oh my God" and "dang" are used. Words like "piss" are very occasionally audible, but anything stronger is fully bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
GMC trucks are sometimes visible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Home Sweet Home features families from different walks of life swapping homes (and lives) in order to learn more about the other family and themselves. There's some occasional strong words and bleeped language, and issues like racism and bigotry are superficially addressed. However, overall series is designed to send a positive message about the ability to find common ground among people who are different. Logos for GMC vehicles are visible.
Is It Any Good?
The mild series offers viewers an hour of watching families participate in a social experiment designed to see how people can find common ground despite their differences. As the families participate in pre-planned activities that offers more insight into each other's lives, they are excited to learn more about the people they've traded homes with. They also share what they are learning about themselves. These are positive things, but Home Sweet Home glosses over the uncomfortable but important conversations about unconscious bias, and it fails to fully address how this quietly surfaces in different ways during each experience. If you can get past this, you'll find a feel-good show that offers some hope for bridging the gap between people from different communities.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.