A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Fundraising is hard; getting along is harder.
Positive Role Models
The PTO is cliquey and status-focused.
Violence & Scariness
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"Hell," "damn," "ass"; bleeped cursing.
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Products & Purchases
Dell computers; Apple products.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mother Funders is a reality series that allows viewers into the world of moms fundraising for their kids' school. If that sounds like a crazy premise for a TV show, you're right, but it follows the standard formula that includes lots of arguing and competitive behavior among women. There's some iffy language ("hell," "damn," "ass"; bleeped curses), and some cigarette smoking.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers a voyeuristic look into the small world of the Locust Grove parent/teacher organization, which many of its members treat like the biggest, most important thing in their (and everyone else's) lives. It also highlights how membership to groups such as this one potentially offers moms some status within the community, as well as a chance to socialize with people other than their children.
Though there's no doubt that parent/teacher organizations across the country attempt to support their schools in positive ways, this shows' focus on the cliquey, immature behavior among women makes it difficult to take the kind of work they do seriously. But if you're only looking for some typical and superficial reality fare, this show fits the bill.
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