A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series highlights the challenges associated with creating a hit record and emphasizes the importance of family in a person’s life.
Positive Role Models
Monica sends the message that if you're strong enough and have faith, you can overcome all of life’s trials. She's a single mom who's committed to her young children; prayer and family are also important to her.
Violence & Scariness
Some of the troubling events in Monica’s past have been associated with violence, but these events aren't discussed on the show. There are occasional mild disagreements between Monica and her producers/the label.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Featured song lyrics may contain some strong sexual innuendo.
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Generally the language is mild, but the potential for stronger words is always there.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for Monica, as well as j Records, Adonis Recordings, and the other music industry players helping launch her new album. The logo for Delta Airlines is visible. Monica drives a Mercedes Benz.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series -- which follows R&B singer Monica as she records a new album and juggles her personal life -- has positive messages about family, motherhood, and being true to yourself. Compared to many reality shows, the conflict and language are mild (though there's always the potential for some racy song lyrics to pop up). It does serve as a promotional vehicle for the singer and her forthcoming album, and logos for industry players like j records and Adonis Recordings are visible, as are brands like Mercedes Benz.
Is It Any Good?
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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