Parents' Guide to

Sorority Girls

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Young women critique others in cross-cultural experience.

TV TLC Reality TV 2011
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The reality series offers a glance into the pledging and initiation process of American sororities. Outside of this, however, it's not clear what it is this show is trying to accomplish. While some of the values the Sigma Gamma sisters impose on the pledges are universal (like dressing appropriately or behaving respectfully), many of them seem to be focused on very American norms of behavior, and exclude some of the aspects of British culture that could make this exchange interesting.

The American Sigma Gammas are pretty dull, thanks to appearing overly rehearsed and stereotypically superficial. As a result, the show falls pretty flat. Those who appreciate the Greek system may still find the show fun or nostalgic enough to watch, but viewers who are unfamiliar or critical of it will probably take issue with the values being presented here. Some may also find the presentation of British women eagerly willing to embrace this very American university tradition in their own country a little problematic, too.

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