Romeo!

 
Young rap star's story is surprisingly balanced.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Romeo often raps about being "color blind" and wanting to get along. Females are strong and allowed to be funny. Males can swagger, but it's mostly play-acting. Racially mixed family.

Violence & scariness

Boys' rough-and-tumble play.

Sexy stuff

Teens kiss, and girls wear tiny skirts, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Language
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Consumerism

The Miller family lives a comfortable lifestyle, but besides the music equipment, nothing is really focused on in a materialistic way.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this refreshing series' script (which offers genuinely funny moments) doesn't rely on shocking or inappropriate plot devices to keep viewers interested, nor does the violence associated with the rap world infect the Miller home. The Millers are somehow like a modern-day Partridge Family (without the cheesy hair and duds) who play music together because they love the music and because they love each other.

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What's the story?

ROMEO! is based on the real-life young rap star Lil' Romeo (who has outgrown his Lil' title) and his father, Master P, also a rapper and successful producer and record label owner. The fictional family is named Miller, and Romeo has an older sister, a little brother, a foster brother and a father who works to maintain balance in his career and his home life.

Is it any good?

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Plot-wise, the series will appeal to tweens who spend time trying to figure out they're becoming. Working hard to embody your natural potential is a theme here. Romeo's talent is something that he works on, rehearsing at night in the mirror (a tender moment, when seen through the eyes of an adult viewer), and it pays off. Romeo! is a pleasant surprise because it integrates family values with the showbiz world. Real-life issues of aspiration and sacrifice do pop up, but the environment in which the Miller family exists is much safer and more protected than expected.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that the dad is constantly touring. At the outset of the series, the kids are left with babysitters or neighbors; later, a stepmother takes care of them. How might his absence affect their lives? Also, does Romeo's desire to be cool keep him from doing some things that his nerdier foster brother might do?

TV details

Cast:Lil' Romeo, Master P, Victoria Jackson
Network:Nickelodeon
Genre:Comedy
Topics:Book characters, Great boy role models
TV rating:TV-Y7
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 17 years old Written bylilromeo-4eva April 9, 2008
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i fell in love?

its a every good movie and lil romeo is in ti and he is hott
Teen, 15 years old Written byGrant April 9, 2008
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I LOVE THIS SHOW

THIS SHOW IS SOOO FUNNY.
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
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Great Show!

I loved this show! It was funny and cool. Romeo is a great actor, rapper, and person and the show is wonderful! I was upset to find that the show was canceled and put on theN. I wish for the show to come back!

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