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 Miz and Mrs. is a wrestling-themed reality series that centers around real-life wrestling couple real-life wrestling couple The Miz and Maryse Ouellet as they prepare for the birth of their baby. It contains lots of bleeped cursing, strong innuendo (nudity is blacked out), and scenes of wrestling matches. The series is a promotional vehicle for the pair, as well as for the WWE franhcise.
What's the story?
MIZ AND MRS. is a reality show starring married wrestlers Michael Mizanin, a.k.a. The Miz, and Maryse Ouellet as they prepare for the birth of their first child. Both The Miz and Ouellet have enjoyed a successful WWE career and enjoy a comfortable living in Los Angeles, where they live with Maryse's mom Marjo and their pets. But the couple has bought a new house in Austin, Texas, and are in the process of organizing their move while The Miz continues his hectic work schedule. As their daughter’s arrival date looms, The charismatic dad-to-be starts wondering if wrestling has prepared him for fatherhood, while Maryse questions if she will continue to pursue her wrestling career after their baby is born. It’s a crazy, but exciting, time for both of them.
Is it any good?
Each installment of this less-than-riveting series examines The Miz and Maryse Ouellet's parenthood prep. Some of their challenges, like installing a car seat, are pretty common, while others are more flamboyant activities (like a revealing pre-natal photo shoot).
Chances are that WWE fans will enjoy watching the couple as they navigate the final stretch of the pregnancy. They’ll also enjoy the brief appearances by other wrestlers, including the Bella twins. But despite the fact that the couple has achieved some minor celebrity status outside of the ring (The Miz's career began with the Real World franchise and Ouellet's appeared on Total Divas), it appears to cater primarily to the wrestling audience. If the sport isn’t your thing, Miz and Mrs. probably won’t be, either.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about pro wrestling. Is it a real sport? Why do you think so many people are drawn to it?
What are some of the media stereotypes that exist about wrestlers, especially female wrestlers? Which of these stereotypes are reinforced by the WWE? Do these generalizations affect the way Miz and Mrs. addresses pregnancy and parenthood?