Parents' Guide to

Man and Wife

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sex "edutainment" show is for mature audiences.

TV MTV Reality TV 2008
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Man And Wife

Awesome show ! Everyone from 18 to 99 plus should watch this show. They have great advice. My adult children watch it and then a few days later they call and we talk about what was said on the show. Opens great communication not just for couple but for children that are confused and feel comfortable enough to talk with their parents. As a parent I record Man and Wife on my TiVo so my husband and I don't miss it. We love the show. Makes us laugh and you know what even though we have been married for several years we have even learned a thing or two about communication. Great show ! Hope they do not cut it off! Love Ya Scoop and Shanda !

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Overall, the series is designed to entertain rather than educate, with Scoop and Shanda offering their unique perspectives on issues ranging from improving various sexual practices to choosing the correct "accessory." While Shanda approaches most questions within the context of love and relationships, Scoop revels in his ability to swear (though most words are fully bleeped) and offer crude commentary about sex acts, genitals, and other topics. Meanwhile, online and studio audiences ask questions that are often intended to titillate or even impress those who are tuning in.

In between the tasteless bits are the more positive moments. Scoop and Shanda clearly state that their personal rules include respecting yourself and your partner and practicing safe sex. They talk about the necessity for communication and compromise to maintain a relationship, and they openly invite people from all racial/ethnic backgrounds and sexualities to participate in their dialogue. Bottom line? Adults who like this sort of thing may find it entertaining or marginally informative, but the series isn't appropriate for kids.

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