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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Down South reality full of drinking, drama, stereotypes.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2015
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As with many of VH1's unscripted shows, most of Hot GRITS highlights the interactions between a cast of regular folks who drink, argue, and share their relationship problems for the sake of entertainment. Although this crew's behavior doesn't quite meet Buckwild standards, there are enough silly escapades and stereotyping to make it a questionable representation of the South.

Amid the chaos are a few surprising occasions that reveal strong, empowered women and supportive friendships. But these moments are hard to hold onto thanks to the endless simple and obviously artificial story lines designed to create conflict. It's the kind of series that shows a glimmer of potential but only manages to leaves you with an empty voyeuristic experience.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 25, 2015
  • Network: VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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