A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this reality series features a psychic medium who claims to speak to the dead. The show includes occasional references to violent deaths, as well as very brief and subtle mentions of sexual intimacy. Apple computers are prominently visible. The overall series is pretty mild, but it may be disturbing to viewers who are uncomfortable with the idea of death and psychic ability.
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What's the story?
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM is a reality series that features psychic Theresa Caputo, a Long Island suburban wife and mother divides her time between her family and the spirits who allegedly use her to channel messages to loved ones. From meeting with individual clients to doing readings at medium-themed parties, Caputo validates that their loved ones are still with them, and that they are safe and at peace on the other side. But much to the occasional dismay of her husband, Larry, and her teenage kids, Victoria and Lawrence, she has a hard time tuning out the messages and conveys them to friends, family, and perfect strangers at any given time.
Is it any good?
The likable Caputo views her abilities as a God-given gift that should be used to help people. As such, much of the show focuses on her readings, as well as the positive reactions of her clients and friends.
It's pretty mild, and folks who like this sort of thing will find the quirky normalcy of this family to be entertaining. The voyeuristic nature of the personal readings will only add to this. Skeptics will surely reject what is being shown here, but it's still full of positive messages about family, love, and acceptance.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about mediums. What exactly is a psychic medium? Why do people go to them? Do you think people who claim they are psychics really talk to the dead, or are they just pretending? How does has the media portrayed people with psychic abilities over the years?
Why do you think the people on this show decided to go on TV? What do they gain? Are there any drawbacks to being on television?
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