Parents' Guide to

Shear Genius

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Stylists get snippy in reality-show competition.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2007
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Just like in close cousin Project Runway and other shows of the same ilk, the contestants frequently get mean and catty. For example, during a trip to the craft store, one stylist sees another choosing feathers off a display and rushes in to grab them all before the first one knows what's happening. The camera catches a cruel shrug of the shoulders as the second stylist walks away triumphant.

While that kind of petty behavior certainly isn't good role modeling for younger viewers, it's also what makes Shear Genius fun to watch, in a guilty-pleasure sort of way. Parents who let their kids watch can use the opportunity to discuss the benefits of being kind to others, even in the face of competition.

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