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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Greed and "doing anything for fame" are the two main themes here -- neither of which is a great take-away for viewers.
Positive Role Models
New York shows little interest in exhibiting a good work ethic; she frequently flips out and seems only motivated by cash.
Violence & Scariness
The jobs aren't violent, but New York screams and yells a lot when she's overwhelmed by a difficult task. She's also shown throwing up after seeing rats.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frequent, strong sexual innuendo. The opening credits feature an animated New York wearing short shorts and tight shirts, with watching men and dogs engaging in some lewd behavior. When not in a uniform, New York sports a lot of skin in real life, too.
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Plenty of strong language. Words like "hell," "bitch," "piss," and "ass" are frequent, while stronger choices ("s--t," "f--k") are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
The logos of the companies that New York works for are clearly visible on vans and uniforms. Employees refer to company names frequently. The whole series is also a promotional vehicle for New York herself.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References to drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although this series -- which follows reality show veteran New York as she tries a variety of viewer-chosen jobs -- has some funny moments, the overall messages about doing anything for fame and money are troubling. As per usual, New York also wears a lot of tight, revealing clothing and uses plenty of salty language ("hell," "bitch," "ass," etc.; "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped). Expect strong sexual innuendo and references to alcohol, too. Bottom line? This is guilty-pleasure TV intended for adults.
Is It Any Good?
The show is a departure from New York's other shows (including I Love New York and New York Goes to Hollywood), because it takes some decision-making power away from New York and puts it in viewers' hands. It might seem like harmless fun -- especially compared to those shows -- and it's definitely hard not to laugh when watching New York try her hand at milking cows and/or completely flipping out when working alongside pest control professionals.
But her willingness to work at places that have been specifically chosen to make her look like a fool seems like a desperate ploy for attention. It's also rooted in absolute greed. Although New York sometimes admits to gaining a new respect for the people who actually do some of these jobs on a regular basis, she only ever seems genuinely satisfied by her experiences when she has her cash in hand. It may be entertaining, but the messages this show sends are fundamentally disturbing.
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