Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country

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Beverly Hills, 90210 star seeks balance amidst divorce.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series highlights the importance of finding balance between career and family. It also underscores the difficulties of being a single mom. Marital problems are also a theme here.

Positive role models

Garth is committed to her daughters, and wants to provide them with a simpler and more wholesome lifestyle.

Violence

Lots of chasing, tripping on, and falling off of animals, but nothing violent.

Sex

Some sexual innuendo (like references to "going down on a cow") that will go over the heads of younger viewers.

Language

Occasional curse words like "s--t" are bleeped.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this reality show is pretty mild, but contains mature themes related to marriage and divorce, some sexual innuendo (most of which will go over the heads of younger viewers), and occasional bleeped vocab ("s--t"). It also sends some very positive messages about family, and the importance of finding balance in order to live a fulfilled life.

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What's the story?

JENNIE GARTH: A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY is a reality series starring actress Jennie Garth, who has left Los Angeles to pursue a simpler way of life on a ranch in Central California. Garth, who is best known for her role in the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210, has moved with her daughters, 14 year old Luca, 9 year old Lola, and 5 year old Fiona, her mom, and her sister Wendy to a ranch to live a more balanced life with their wide assortment of animals. It's fun, but farm life can get a little nutty, thanks to her colorful Canadian personal assistant Corrine Dekkerstock.

Is it any good?

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A Little Bit Country features lots of goofy escapades thanks to Dekkerstock's lively personality and unfamiliarity with country life. But the tone occasionally takes a serious turn thanks to the very public split between Garth and her husband of 17 years, actor Peter Facinelli.

The show is pretty mild, but it contains some occasional sexual innuendo and strong vocab that make it a little iffy at times. But the show's focus on family and balance is a positive one. Folks looking for some lighthearted voyeuristic fun will definitely find it here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about reality shows. Why do successful actors agree to appear on reality shows? Is it the money? The fame? Why do you think Garth got her own show? What makes her choices interesting to viewers? Do you think it is appropriate to talk about personal issues, like marital problems, in such a public forum?

  • How realistic is what you see on this show? How much do you think is edited to make it more interesting. What would a reality show about your family be like?

TV details

Cast:Corrine Dekker, Jennie Garth, Luca Facinelli
Network:CMT
Genre:Reality TV
Topics:Horses and farm animals
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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Parent Written byShells1986 June 7, 2012
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Amazing!

I have watched Jennie Garth since the original Beverly HIlls 90210 show & I must say she is an amazing actress. When I heard she was doing a reality show I was excited! This show does have the family based atmosphere down! VERY FUNNY & DOWN TO EARTH. Its almost like I know that on a friday night this is what I will be watching.

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