A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers will learn about the challenges of caring for a large family.
Overall, the show's message is about dealing positively with what life throws at you, as well as strong, loving family ties. The family is proud of their Latino heritage. Money is tight, and Digna talks about her difficult childhood and the many obstacles she had to overcome.
Positive Role Models
Not only are the parents very loving and attentive to all of their children's needs, but Digna's friend Peppy is also a strong role model -- she read about the sextuplets in the newspaper and went over to the house to help out.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while there are lots of positives here -- and next to nothing problematic for younger viewers, content-wise -- there are six toddlers, and six toddlers make a lot of noise and mess, which could stress some sensitive viewers out a little bit. The parents talk a lot about keeping the children under control -- which is clearly necessary, since they do get into a fair amount of trouble. But the family is loving and close overall, and the show has strong messages about togetherness and overcoming obstacles.
Is It Any Good?
SEXTUPLETS TAKE NEW YORK would be a heck of a lot more fun if there weren't so many other shows like it already. The Carpios are really nice people, but if it weren't for the babies, they probably wouldn't be that interesting. They struggle with money, with space, and most of the other things most families struggle with. They just happen to also have six toddlers.
Still, for those who can't get enough of shows about multiples, this one offers positive messages about family togetherness and facing challenges and obstacles as they come.
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