A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Follows Justin Bieber's creative process during recording of his new album. Marriage, coping with illness, struggling with addiction are major themes, and are dealt with maturely and positively.
Positive Role Models
Justin Bieber is older and wiser, takes ownership of mistakes he's made. He is able to talk about some of the problems he's had over the years, and how he's sought help to deal with them.
Violence & Scariness
Justin Bieber's arrest is discussed; archival footage of his court appearances are shown. This is offered within context of highlighting a dark time in his life.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Justin Bieber often walks around shirtless, and Hailey Bieber wears skimpy shorts and bra-like tops. Their marriage is discussed. Sometimes kissing is shown.
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Words like "hell" and curses like "s--t" are audible, but word "f--k" is bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Series is a promotional vehicle for Justin Bieber's new album. Clothes sport prominent logos for brands like Champion, Balenciaga, and House of Drew, but logos for beverages are blurred out.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frank conversations about teen and adult alcohol consumption, and drug dependence and addiction to marijuana, prescription drugs, Lean, and other substances are featured. This includes conversations about using these drugs to self-medicate for anxiety, and appropriate, monitored use of antidepressants to treat mental health issues. Archive footage and images show Bieber drinking, consuming other substances.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Justin Bieber: Seasons is a YouTube documentary series that shows the pop star working on his new album and sharing intimate details about his life. There's some cursing ("s--t" is audible but "f--k" is bleeped), as well as frank discussions about mental illness, addiction, and recovery. Living with chronic illness is also discussed. Logos for brands like Champion and House of Drew are visible on clothing, but other labels are blurred. Overall the series promotes Justin Bieber's album Changes, but it's an interesting watch for fans and those intrigued by the singer's lifestyle.
Is It Any Good?
This engaging docuseries offers Beliebers of all ages the opportunity to watch the singer record a new album after being out of the limelight for a while. But what makes the series compelling are Justin Bieber's frank conversations about his life since canceling his tour, which includes being diagnosed and treated for severe anxiety and chronic illness, his battle with addiction, and working with mental health and other medical professionals to become a healthier and more balanced person. Details about the marriage between Justin and his wife Hailey also offer some reality show-style entertainment. While much of this is designed to promote his new album, the stories about his life feel genuine, and create the sense that we are seeing a child star that has grown up into a mature man who has been working hard to make better life choices. Even if you're not a Justin Bieber fan, it's hard to ignore that Justin Bieber: Seasons strikes some very positive notes.
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