Parents' Guide to

Mission Man Band

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Has-beens try to revive music careers. Depressing.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2007
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Interesting & ahead of its time!

I thought it was great, a lot better than the reality crap on the now. Their music ended being really good. Disappointed it wasn’t released

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While several of the men have high hopes for this venture, it's hard not to feel sad for the guys -- they come off as genuine, but, unfortunately, pathetic. So, instead of hoping for success along with the guys, viewers are instead voyeurs to their sad struggles. Abrams tries to maintain his sobriety in a house full of booze; when he stumbles, viewers know what's at stake: his infant daughter and pregnant wife back home. This isn't a guilty pleasure; it's a crying shame.

Plenty of sexism and sexual innuendo pepper the show. But instead of the guys' comments about breasts and penis size being macho bravado, they come off as retaliatory and another way to mask their shame at being such failures. Teens who watch will see a good deal of drinking (as well as its repercussions) and women wearing little clothing and sometimes throwing themselves at the men, who still hold a modicum of appeal for fame-seekers. Jokes about breasts, penises, and sex in general fly frequently, and profanity is plentiful.

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