Mrs. Eastwood & Company

 
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Clint's family reality is mostly positive, but promotional.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

There's lots of Hollywood name dropping and some mild drama, but the series underscores the importance of family.

Positive role models

The Eastwoods are a loving family and Dina Eastwood appears as a doting mother and animal lover. The kids are respectful, but occasionally the teenagers talk about sneaking around and/or disobeying their parents (but they usually don't).

Violence

Strong arguments sometimes erupt between family members and boyfriends. Excerpts from Clint Eastwood's films feature guns.

Sex

Photography shoots feature women in sexy outfits/positions. Occasional nudity blurred. Comical references to pregnancy.

Language

Words like "ass" audible. Stronger vocab bleeped.

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for the vocal band the Overtones. Contains lots of Hollywood name dropping. Carmel, California haunts, including Eastwood's restaurants, are visible, but the logos are not prominent.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Occasional drinking (wine) is visible during dinner and social/promotional events.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mrs. Eastwood & Company is a reality series featuring members of actor/director Clint Eastwood's family and contains some swearing ("ass," "hell"; stronger vocab bleeped), a few strong arguments, and some sexy modeling shoots. Occasional nudity is blurred. Homosexuality is a theme in the show. The series also acts as a promotional vehicle for the Overtones, a singing group that Dina Eastwood is promoting.

What's the story?

MRS. EASTWOOD & COMPANY is a reality series starring actress/promoter Dina Eastwood, wife of actor/director Clint Eastwood, their daughter Morgan, and stepdaughter Francesca (from the actor's previous relationship with Frances Fisher). Cameras follow Dina as she runs her household, mentors her kids, and manages the Overtones, a South African vocal group that is trying to break into the American music scene. Adding to the fray is Dina's comical brother Dominic, Francesca's boyfriend Tyler, and Lisa Thrash, the Eastwood's straightforward housekeeper. There's never a dull moment, but throughout it all the gang never forgets how important it is to be a close family.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

From teenage drama surrounding belly button piercings to dealing with the difficulties of coming out of the closet, Mrs. Eastwood & Company features some mild drama designed to satisfy reality show fans while promoting Dina Eastwood's music venture. It also showcases some of Francesca's efforts to launch herself into the modeling scene.

Despite some arguments and conflicted moments, the overall series is pretty lighthearted, and shows a family that is well-adjusted and loving towards each other. It's entertaining, but when you get right down to it, it's a show that offers a voyeuristic look into the lives of a family whose every day lives wouldn't be particularly interesting if their patriarch wasn't an international movie star.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the reasons why people have their own reality shows? Did you know that reality shows are primarily used as a promotional device? Do you think that most people who watch them are aware of this?

  • How much of this show seems real and what seems staged?

TV details

Cast:Dina Eastwood, Francesca Eastwood, Morgan Eastwood
Network:E!
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 13 years old Written byIsabel13 August 26, 2012
 

Fine for teens and up

I watch this with my mom.
Parent Written byCHARRN July 10, 2012
 

Great Show!

I like this show as it's not like other "reality" shows. No one is overly made up, drives expensive sports cars or is dripping with jewelry. Dina, Francesca and Morgan seem to be as real as it gets for this type of show. I love it when Dina doesn't wear make-up or Francesca puts her hair up in a clip and calls it done. Morgan is a typical teenager which we all can relate to with the eye rolling or OMG attitude but in the end you can see there's a lot of love in this family. I like the way Dina handled the Hawaii incident with Tyler. Everyone was hurt but in the end they came together and talked about feelings. Even though Dina didn't seem to approve of Tyler she respects Franny enough to try and make it work. What parent hasn't been through not liking the their daughters boyfriend and being concerned. I also like Dina's brother as he's a very concerned uncle and verbalizes mostly constructive things about situations to his sister and his nieces. Every family has disfunction but seeing how this family works through it is insightful and I believe can have a positive influence on the entire family. The Eastwood family is very relatable. They have not lost who they are with what could have turned into something fake and Hollywood. Dina is someone I can relate to as I'm about her age. I could see going out to lunch with her and talking about things that are real unlike other reality TV show mothers. Love this show......Dina lets do lunch! lol
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Teen, 13 years old Written bykatie <3 May 29, 2012
 

Good

Good i watch it alot casually with my mom or alone sometimes i think u should be in 7th grade or up to watch it. im in 7th grade but depending on the kid u could also be in 6th grade
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Too much swearing

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