A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is a rare reality show families can watch together, but kids won't be terribly interested in the show's primary focus: being a parent. That said, there are positive messages to be had about overcoming adversity and shattering stereotypes.
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What's the story?
OUR LITTLE LIFE revisits little couple Craig and Becky Hennon -- who previously appeared in the reality series Little Parents, First Baby and Little People, Big Pregnancy -- as they raise their average-sized infant son, Charlie, in suburban Ohio. The show follows Craig and Becky as they tackle the challenges of everyday life, with Becky working full-time and Craig staying home to raise Charlie.
Is it any good?
With so many other reality series on television, a new show has to have something really special to make it stand out. But it can't just rest on a gimmick or -- even worse -- on a constant state of conflict between characters; the subjects themselves have to pique our interest and make us care about what happens to them from week to week. And that's where Our Little Life misses the mark.
There's no denying Craig and Becky's size -- or the fact that Charlie will someday tower over them. But based on the first episode, at least, their lives are disappointingly average. Maybe that proves that they're just like everyone else...in which case, there's nothing here you haven't seen before.
Talk to your kids about ...
What are some commonly-held stereotypes about little people? How does a show like this one help broaden people's minds?
Why are reality shows about little people suddenly so popular? Do you think the Hennons deserve their own show?
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