Justin Bieber: Seasons

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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A more mature Bieber talks music, recovery, marriage.

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Positive Messages

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 & Representations

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.  


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.  


Justin Bieber often walks around shirtless, and Hailey Bieber wears skimpy shorts and bra-like tops. Their marriage is discussed. Sometimes kissing is shown. 


Words like "hell" and curses like "s--t" are audible, but word "f--k" is bleeped. 


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. 

What 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.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byAlanna.robson December 13, 2020

Awesome show

Really shoes you a different side of his story and one U will love he is a gentle and loving person who deserves the world

What's the story?

JUSTIN BIEBER: SEASONS is a 10-part YouTube docuseries featuring pop singer Justin Bieber as he goes through the process of creating a new album. In May 2019, over two years after he canceled the Purpose World Tour midway through its run, the singer is back in the studio recording songs for his new record, Changes. During the process, he shares intimate details about his life, including his marriage to model Hailey Baldwin, his battles with addiction, and his struggles with some serious health problems. Interviews with Hailey, manager Scooter Braun, creative director Ryan Good, and others who work closely with him also offer insight about the singer's professional and personal journey. It also features archival footage of events, including previous concert performances. 

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. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way Justin Bieber: Seasons addresses the pop star's struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. How has the media characterized him as a result? Do you think these media stories are based on real events, or do these characterizations also tap into common media stereotypes about celebrities?

  • Documentaries that air prior to dropping an album are designed to be entertaining while marketing to viewers. Can you think of other reasons for producing this one? 

  • If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can check here for more information on how to find help and support.

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For kids who love music

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