A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
A comedy about home shopping networks. Some social skills are highlighted, moral lessons are avoided and learned.
Ask for what you want. Follow your dreams. Don't be afraid to go for it. Be vulnerable. Be honest. Own up to your mistakes. Learn about your field. Take risks. Take responsibility. Don't lie.
Positive Role Models
Main character meets her longtime role model who becomes her mentor and guide in the world of home shopping television. Their boss is a strong, opinionated woman who is more focused on the bottom line than the lives of her employees.
Women and women of color play leadership roles. Characters boast diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
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Violence & Scariness
Comedic verbal threats. Discussions about death and illness.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing, talk about sex, some revealing clothes.
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Conversational and comedic use of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "hell."
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Products & Purchases
Product placement includes Bacardi products, Costco, various snacks.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink recreationally.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I Love That for You is a comedy in which a woman who has survived childhood leukemia claims that she has cancer to secure a dream job. Though she struggles with the moral implications of lying on a very public scale, she also readily accepts the perks that the attention nets. Frequent use of language includes variations of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "damn," and "hell." Characters drink hard liquor when celebrating and socializing.
Is It Any Good?
Quick-paced and funny, this show has a big moral question at its core: Does lying about something as big as cancer make someone an irredeemably horrible person? Or are all of us telling lies to each other and to ourselves all the time? The care that has been taken in I Love That for You to tell a story about surviving cancer, while gently ribbing the home shopping network culture, pays off. The lie that the main character perpetuates gathers momentum and becomes its own character; it's the elephant in the room.
This show will make more sense to older teens who have dealt with surviving a thing or two and the moral timeline that's created. Molly Shannon stands out for her precise and spot-on comedic grace -- adults will enjoy the ensemble feel of this quirky show.
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