A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The siblings attempt to live together harmoniously, but they constantly succumb to fighting and bickering.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of verbal fighting.
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"Damn," "retard," "slut," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Aaron and Nick Carter are both household names with associated albums/products to promote. Nick is recording a new album during the filming of the show.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some of the siblings smoke, and at least one drinks a lot.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series chronicles the exploits of five siblings -- led by pop star Nick Carter (formerly of The Backstreet Boys) -- as they move into an L.A.-area bungalow in an attempt to bond after their parents' divorce. Although Nick serves as a father figure, his uninhibited siblings sometimes drink too much and exhibit poor eating habits. They also fight all the time and generally run wild.
Is It Any Good?
This is one dysfunctional family. Like the stars of The Real World, the Carter siblings start out in awe of their souped-up surroundings but quickly begin arguing over who has the best room. And when it comes time for culinarily inclined Bobbie Jean to prepare dinner for the troops, their bickering over whether or not she's cooking the corn correctly might make some viewers turn the volume down -- or switch the channel altogether.
Although Nick and Aaron's tween fans might want to watch, only teens who can take the pop stars' "reality" with a grain of salt should tune in -- and even they might have second thoughts after spending a little time with this clan. Overall, House of Carters is a sad portrayal of a family that blows the all-too-rare chance to start over.
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