Let's Stay Together
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Romantic comedy with strong role models; for adults.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show highlights the importance of being in loving romantic and family relationships and staying together. It tells this story from a distinctly African-American perspective.
Positive Role Models
The central characters are educated, professional, and successful African-American adults who are working on building and maintaining healthy family relationships.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains lots of talk about sex. Men and women wearing sexy nightclothes are shown in and out of bed. The Kamasutra and various sex acts are briefly referenced.
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The word "damn" is occasionally used.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine and beer consumption is visible over meals and during social events.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this romantic comedy focuses on relationships of various kinds, and contains lots of talk about sex (along with some scenes in lingerie). The primary characters are all positive representations of African American adults. Social drinking (wine, beer) is visible, and the word "damn" is occasionally used. Mature teens should be able to handle most of the content, if they're interested.
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What's the Story?
LET'S STAY TOGETHER -- BET's first original scripted comedy series -- centers on love, relationships, and trying to make them work. It stars Nadine Ellis as Stacy Lawrence, a pediatrician who has found love with contractor Charles Whitmore (Bert Belasco). While the newly engaged couple negotiate the rules of their relationship, Lawrence's younger sister Tasha works on her new marriage with husband Jamal (RonReaco Lee). Meanwhile, Charles' younger sister Kita (Erica Hubbard) enjoys the single life before she settles down. There's lots of drama that comes with breaking up and making up, but together they remind each other of the importance of staying together.
Is It Any Good?
The show features all the silly plotlines and slapstick-type wit that one comes to expect from romantic situation comedies. What sets it apart is that it approaches and articulates the complexity of today's relationships from a distinctly African-American point of view.
It's fun and lighthearted, and unlike many comedies, does not rely on cultural stereotypes to make its point. But the subject matter isn't geared towards young kids. That being said, mature teens will probably be able to smile at, if not relate to, some of what they find here.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the way different cultures are represented on television. What makes a show that is written by and for a network that represents a specific group (racial/ethnic, religious, political, etc.) different from TV shows about similar topics airing on other networks?
How much does race play a part in the stories on the show?
How realistic are the scenarios in the show?
- Premiere date: January 11, 2011
- Cast: Bert Belasco, Nadine Ellis, RonReaco Lee
- Network: BET
- Genre: Comedy
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: March 31, 2022
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