Parents' Guide to

Monica: Still Standing

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Reality show about rebounding R&B star has a positive vibe.

TV BET Reality TV 2009
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

perfect for adults, and positive for the young teens

I love still standing monica is a great role model and im glad to c her bak in the studio

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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First and foremost, Monica is a promotional vehicle for the singer and her forthcoming album. It emphasizes the work that goes into producing a record that will be commercially successful and shows the R&B singer standing up for the work that she believes best represents her, while also trying to meet the demands of the music industry.

But Monica also uses the series as a platform for showing how it's possible to overcome life's many challenges. She openly credits her extended family with helping her overcome health problems, the death of loved ones, and the commercial failure of her previous single. All in all, it's not the most exciting of reality shows, but it does offer viewers some positive messages about persevering despite whatever personal hardships life throws your way.

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