A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
As with many Bravo reality shows, this one focuses on interpersonal drama among women, so there are lots of arguments about petty issues, plus a focus on wealth, image, fashion, and luxury. Stereotypes about the British and about Americans are discussed.
Positive Role Models
The cast is American, British, and wealthy. They all are pretty self-absorbed, but some act more entitled than others. Some are parents, but a few aren't very hands-on. All the women have a career of some kind. There's no ethnic diversity.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of catty behavior, but the exchanges are rather polite. One cast member's boyfriend was in prison for a nonviolent crime.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Liaisons, pregnancy, and motherhood all are themes. Women in lingerie are occasionally shown.
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Words such as "crap" audible; curses such as "a--hole" and "s--t" bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
There are constant conversations about designers such as Caroline Herrera, Roberto Cavalli, and Alexander McQueen, as well as lots of high-end cars such as Mercedes-Benz and visible labels for products such as Moët champagne. Caprice's lingerie line also is featured. Local London haunts are shown.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, champagne, cocktails) is visible and frequent.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ladies of London is a bit more reserved than other Bravo TV reality shows, but it still offers lots of catty behavior, expensive product logos, and mature themes. It also contains some strong language ("a--hole," "s--t" bleeped). There are some cultural comparisons made between Americans and the English that some may consider stereotypical.
Is It Any Good?
As with most shows of this kind, Ladies of London features the catty behavior, drinking, endless conversations about relationships, connections, and money one expects from Bravo TV reality shows. What sets it apart is its portrayal of London's distinctive high society, which, thanks to Britain's royalty-infused, class-oriented social structure, is different from America's upper-class social circles.
Stateside viewers may find humor in some of the distinctions being made between American and English socialites, while others may raise an eyebrow when cast members are genuinely surprised that they're not being treated in a way they believe respects their high-society status. But, aside from some of these cultural nuances, the series offers little more than your traditional voyeuristic reality entertainment.
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