A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Staff strives for professionalism in a very competitive work environment.
Positive Role Models
Staff expected to be professional, work hard; Coles mentors in her own way.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional disagreements, argumentative behavior.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of sex talk, dating discussions; models/celebs in partial stages of undress.
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"Hhell," "ass," "bitch"; bleeped curses.
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Products & Purchases
Cosmopolitan logo, designers Cesare Casadei, Isaac Mizrahi, Zac Posen, all offered in context. Instagram.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Champagne, wine, hard liquor flow.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that So Cosmo is an unscripted series about the staff of Cosmopolitan magazine. Not surprisingly, it features the Cosmo logo, as well as endless designers, high-end brands, and celebrities. There's the usual argumentative behavior, and lots of blunt conversations about sex, and plenty of shirtless men and women in skimpy outfits in the context of fashion shoots. There's some strong language ("bitch") and bleeped cursing. Drinking is also frequent. Throughout all this, though, there are strong messages about hard work and professionalism.
Is It Any Good?
From booking talent to attending runway shows, this pretty entertaining series offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to work at Cosmopolitan magazine. It highlights some of the perks of the job, including access to high-end designers, events, and products, but underscores the hard and unglamorous work that goes into putting together a fashion magazine. It also focuses on the personal lives and ambitions of the cast, like finding romance and coping with their co-workers.
It's a much kinder environment than the one featured in The Devil Wears Prada, and Joanna Coles comes across as someone who cares about her staff regardless of her high expectations. But So Cosmo also notes the cut-throat competition in the organization, which reflects the nature of the overall fashion magazine industry. Teen fashionistas will probably like it, especially if they're hoping for a career in the fashion business.
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