A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show's overall story is about young people learning how to be professionals and what it takes to be responsible. Young viewers can see how to blend their interests with work.
Violence & Scariness
Discussion of violence in famous musicians' lives (like the death of a Wu Tang Clan member); some aggressive playing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some kissing between lovers, jokes about condoms, some encounters with sexual harassment.
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Lots of cursing, but almost everything is bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Obvious, ever-present MTV and Rolling Stone branding. Musicians also get exposure.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking and smoking -- some excessive -- though users usually learn positive lessons about alcohol abuse.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this MTV reality series follows six aspiring journalists working for Rolling Stone magazine as interns. The mostly twentysomething cast drinks, smokes, and sometimes acts outrageously. One intern drinks heavily, sometimes doing his work while intoxicated; he eventually learns that alcohol interferes with his commitments. Another jumps into a trash can in a dangerous stunt done to impress an interview subject. Sex is discussed frankly, and bleeped cursing is plentiful.
Is It Any Good?
For aspiring journalists or fans of the music business, I'm From Rolling Stone is an exciting, eye-opening look behind the scenes of a major magazine. Teens might be inspired to try out for an internship themselves or explore other avenues to match their interests with their future professions. The plentiful smoking and drinking may be a deterrent for parents, but it's nothing kids won't see plenty of as soon as they hit the college dorms. In fact, the show does a good job of showing how too much partying can negatively affect a young person's dreams. In fact, the show doesn't feel like a reality show as much as a documentary about an actual event that occurs every summer, when thousands of hopefuls submit applications for the six internship spaces at the New York City-based magazine.
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