A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Dina Lohan is a single mother who cares for her kids, but she's also a stage mom. The show sends mixed messages about the boundaries between her role as a mother and her role as her kids' career manager.
Violence & Scariness
Kids are shown arguing, pushing, and shoving.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong sexual innuendo, including references to tabloid stories about alleged sexual escapades. A tabloid image depicting oral sex is blurred. Dina Lohan sometimes dresses in extremely short, revealing dresses and very tight outfits.
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Mostly just mild words like "sucks" and "idiots."
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Products & Purchases
The show is a promotional vehicle for Lindsay Lohan and younger sister Ali. Pictures of Lindsay are visible everywhere.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Visible wine consumption visible; images of Dina holding champagne glasses in magazines. References to drug/alcohol abuse.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although Lindsay Lohan doesn't appear in this reality show about her family -- which instead focuses on matriarch/stage mother Dina Lohan -- much of the conversation revolves around her and how her fame impacts the family's life, and young fans may well be interested in watching. Dina's dual role as a loving mom and determined career manager results in some uncomfortable and sometimes troubling messages about what's most important in a child's life. Some of the tabloid references include strong sexual innuendo and touch on other mature topics; watch for references about Lindsay's battle with drugs and alcohol and the Lohan kids' tenuous relationship with their estranged father.
Is It Any Good?
Not surprisingly, while Lindsay Lohan doesn't appear in the series, she's still a major part of it. Pictures of her are prominently featured throughout the Lohans' home, and many conversations revolve around how her celebrity status affects the family. There's also plenty of discussion about how the tabloids exploit Lindsay and her allegedly problematic behavior. While other members of the Lohan clan feature in some of the show's "storylines" -- including the family's close relationship with grandmother Nana and Ali's burgeoning singing career -- almost everything seems to reflect back to some sort of Lindsay-related issue.
The series, which Dina Lohan also executive produces, provides a unique way of simultaneously promoting her daughters' careers and the idea that she's a caring, well-meaning parent. And while it's clear that she is a loving mother, the show sends some mixed messages about parenting by highlighting the time that Dina spends dealing with aggressive tabloid editors, music directors, and entertainment lawyers rather than focusing on addressing her children's personal and emotional well-being. This, combined with some strong sexual innuendo (including references to oral sex), mentions of drug and alcohol abuse (as the topics relate to Lindsay), and other mature issues, makes Living Lohan iffy for tweens and younger teens. But older viewers who enjoy this kind of voyeuristic entertainment may find it interesting.
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