Parents' Guide to

Southern Charm

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Over-the-top reality lacks charm; has sex, language.

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age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+


Been watching since show started from the beginning. Loved it and the cast. This season with the racism and politics has killed it for me. Do not like the new cast members. Need to keep politics out of TV shows. Last night show ended it for me.
age 18+


I am sick of all the talk of slavery, racism, white privilege (which doesn't exist and have NEVER owned slaves) all the people talking about slavery have NEVER been slaves ! ENOUGH ALREADY !!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Southern Charm offers a unique look into the world of a handful of Charleston's elite, many of whom are descendants of old and aristocratic Southern families. But much of the show centers on the female cast members' struggle with the men's ungentlemanly behavior, thanks to their endless drinking, womanizing, and refusal to settle down. Meanwhile, some of their efforts to build (or rebuild) their careers are overshadowed by their constant conversations about women as exchangeable goods and, in some cases, not-so-subtle reminders of their independent wealth thanks to old family money.

Some viewers may enjoy this sort of voyeurism. However, the behavior exhibited here goes beyond that of charming cads and scoundrels and instead presents a group of people who put cash, status, and self-indulgence ahead of anything else. Worse are statements made by Thomas Ravenel, who claims to want to continue his political career while openly dismissing concerns about his over-the-top behavior. In the end, it's a show that may be entertaining to some, but the messages are rather disheartening.

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