Snooki & Jwoww

 
Spin-off is milder than original, but still crass.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series highlights the value of friendship and having fun while young. Pregnancy is theme in the show, but the value and responsibility of impending motherhood is not.

Positive role models

Despite their immature and often inappropriate behaviors, the two women are true, loyal friends to each other.

Violence

The women bicker endlessly, but nothing violent. Some clips from original show some clips of past brawls.

Sex

Plenty of crude sexual references, including comments about "gang bangs," stripper poles, etc. Pregnancy is a theme in the show. Contains references to menstruation, pedophilia, and other issues that are intended to be humorous. Scenes of characters in bed together kissing and preparing to have sex (mostly in flashback clips).

Language

The word "bitches" is frequent; stronger curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped. Rude gestures are blurred.

Consumerism

The Hello Kitty logo is visible on Snooki's truck. Occasionally Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz logos are visible, but not prominently featured.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking (cocktails, wine) is visible -- mostly through clips of the original series where drinking (often to excess) appears. Some clips/images of the characters drunk.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the Jersey Shore reality spinoff Snooki & Jwoww offers some of the over-the-top behaviors that the original show is known for, but also contains positive messages about friendship. Pregnancy is also a major theme in the show. The show is definitely milder than the original -- with less drinking and partying -- but the language can be salty ("bitch"; "f--k," "s--t" bleeped), and it contains lots of crude sexual humor.

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What's the story?

The MTV reality series SNOOKI & JWOWW follows former Jersey Shore cast members Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "Jwoww" Farley as they move in together and enjoy a bachelorette lifestyle. Despite the doubts expressed by their family and friends, the best friends are determined to enjoy some time together while sharing a Jersey City apartment. It gets a little challenging at times, especially when the changes in their individual lives impact their ability to party. But the two are determined to remain friends no matter what life throws their way.

Is it any good?

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Snooki & Jwoww highlights some of the over-the-top behaviors that many MTV reality shows are known for, including endless amounts of sexual references, relationship drama, and partying. But it also underscores the value of a loyal friendship, and the importance of this friendship to both women.

It's milder than its parent series, but its positive messages are often overshadowed by what appears to be (at least on camera) a lack of maturity when it comes to being independent and, in the case of Snooki, having a child. There's not a lot of introspection offered here, but Snooki and Jwoww fans will probably find it voyeuristically entertaining.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the behavior of reality TV cast members. Do you think their behavior changes when the cameras turn on? Is a reality show an appropriate venue for discussing personal issues like pregnancy and/or marriage?

  • What is Snooki famous for? Why do you think she made out list of worst role models?

TV details

Cast:Jenni Farley, Nicole Polizzi
Network:MTV
Genre:Reality TV
Topics:Friendship
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 14 years old Written byeazy__breezy December 14, 2014
age 14+
 
I've seen a few episodes of this, its not a bad show but has a lot of sexual talk and references, and some swearing, but the worst is bleeped out. Not horrible role models anymore either
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old April 2, 2013
age 11+
 

hi

It's fine... Lots of Bleeping.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old March 24, 2013
age 13+
 

Depends on the child.....

I am 12 but I think that this show is for kids who are not easily influenced. So I say 12+ depending on your child.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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