North Shore

Common Sense Media says

Dreadful soap opera almost drowns in alcohol.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

A madman, lots of drunks, a backstabbing woman, and evil father.


First show featured a stalking, a fist fight, an abduction and menacing behavior.


Everyone is hooking up with everyone and violence is paired with sex.


Nothing your average high schooler wouldn't say but still not for kids.


I suppose if you are a surfer dude.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Every scene featured alcohol and excessive drinking was everywhere.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this show pushes the envelope -- it's a cross between a soap opera and everyone behaving badly. This show should not be watched by kids. The behavior is bad enough -- a lying evil father, a stalker ex-boyfriend, a back-stabbing woman -- (sort of Dallas on steroids) but the alcohol consumption alone knocks this show out of the box.

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What's the story?

In NORTH SHORE, a mega-mogul dad tries to keep only lovely daughter (Nicole) away from the good and hunky hero (Jason) who is set to inherit the throne of mean Daddy's rival hotelier. The cast also includes a back-stabbing jealous rival (Tessa), a sweet waitress (MJ), her psycho stalker ex boyfriend, and of course the understanding doll of a bartender named Frankie.

Is it any good?


This is not a kids' show but an adult soap opera that must be sponsored by the alcoholic beverage association. There isn't a single scene where people aren't in bed or on a surf board that doesn't include alcohol. There is also a good dea of corporate intrigue, fist fights, sex and bikini-clad beach scenes.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about drinking and the dangers of overconsumption.

TV details

Cast:Brooke Burns, Corey Sevier, Kristoffer Polaha
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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