Parents' Guide to

Rockville, CA

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Online soap from Gossip Girl creator has iffy stuff.

TV Online Drama 2009
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Like any typical soap opera, Rockville features endless conversations about the romantic entanglements among the diverse cast of characters. But what makes this series unique is the fact that it uses actual bands' performances as the backdrop for these stories. That means it also serves as a clear promotional vehicle for these bands, who surely don't mind the opportunity to increase their fan base and online presence.

It's an interesting concept, but (not surprisingly) the show's focus on the edgy independent music scene leads to iffy behavior, including lots of drinking and occasional marijuana use. Some of the conversations and song lyrics contain profanity. And while the series doesn't feature anything particularly explicit, there's plenty of sexual innuendo. Older teens should be able to handle it, but it's not a great choice for tweens and iffy at best for younger teens.

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