A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
There's definitely an effort to expose the women to a new culture and to Africa's racial, social, and economic problems, although the experience is milked for drama.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a frank, if simplistic, look at Africa's racial, cultural, and economic issues, as well as a travel show. Beautiful mountains and surfing scenes are juxtaposed with tours of shanty towns and lessons about apartheid.
Is It Any Good?
The fact that the featured women are all moms is essentially a gimmick -- a way to tie them all together. Some kids might like contemplating how their own mom might fare on the trip, but this isn't a show for kids to watch on their own.
What it is, is a great family alternative to shows like Survivor -- Moms on the Road has all the same angst and drama, but with something a little more than competition and money at the bottom of it. When the black American women clash after having different reactions to their first experience of Africa, or women with different politics are faced with the stark economic reality of the third world -- now you're talking conflict, the kind that could get a family talking about some of the same issues.
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