Parents' Guide to

MTV Suspect

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Confrontational show about friendship, self-acceptance.

TV MTV Reality TV 2016
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From eating disorders to gender transitioning, this sensational but pretty positive, nonjudgmental series focuses on helping younger adults from all walks of life be comfortable with who they are. It highlights the importance of open communication and finding support among friends and family who are willing to acknowledge and respect who they are. It also inspires empathy for those going through difficult or challenging periods in their lives.

Some may be a little uncomfortable with some of the calls to accept edgier life choices or behaviors (such as working in the porn industry). Meanwhile, the truth-telling moments are made more dramatic for the sake of entertainment. But overall it's a show designed to empower young people and to remind them that there are people out there who can understand what they're going through -- and are even willing to help.

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