Southern Charm Savannah

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Millennial socialites behave badly in charmless spin-off.

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age 18+
Based on 7 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Social class, privilege, Southern heritage all themes. Bigotry, racism discussed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some cast members are arrogant, classist.

Violence

Arguing, yelling. A window broken out of anger.

Sex

Strong innuendo; references to cheating, mistresses. Bare bottoms visible, other nudity blurred.

Language

“Dick,” “ass”; bleeped cursing. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Lots of drinking (champagne, wine, mixed drinks, beer). 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Southern Charm Savannah is a spin-off reality series that features endless argumentative behavior, strong innuendo, bare bottoms (other nudity blurred), and lots of drinking. The language is strong (curses are bleeped), and on occasion people engage in destructive behavior out of anger. Concepts like Southern heritage, classism, bigotry, and other topics associated with living in the region are also discussed. 

User Reviews

Grandparent Written byTeresa S. May 14, 2017

Fake people

Find another show this is fake people thinking they are more important than the rest of the world.
Parent Written byJames S. May 24, 2017

Uneducated, unsophisticated and unintelligent tv

Savannah is a gorgeous historical city with lots of beautiful places to visit. The people are genteel and kind, this is the poorest reflection of a city I... Continue reading

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What's the story?

An installment of the Southern Charm franchise, SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH is a reality series featuring a group of southern socialites living in the historic town of Savannah, Georgia. Eclectic fashion designer Ashley Borders has returned to her home town and is hanging out with folks like entrepreneur Louis Oswald, legal marketer Daniel Eichholz, southern belle Catherine Cooper, her long-time boyfriend Lyle Mackenzie, Hannah Pearson, a transplant from Atlanta. Occasionally joining the gang is Nelson W. Lewis, a former conservative radio producer who once made headlines for impersonating a congressman. Life in the country’s oldest city is never dull as they each try to break out and start new ventures, contemplate marriage, and participate in other activities while enjoying their family’s wealth, privilege, and legacy. 

Is it any good?

Some folks may find it entertaining, but this reality series lacks genuine hospitality. Southern Charm Savannah features a group of millennials who revel in their family’s legacies, which range from having a great-great-grandfather who signed the Declaration of Independence, to being related to town’s first Jewish settler. It also highlights how their families’ dark pasts, including plantation and slave ownership, as well as criminal behavior, contribute to their current wealth and social status. Regardless of history, the cast is clearly proud of its Southern heritage. 

It’s slightly better than its sister series, but most of the show revolves around individuals celebrating their pedigree and justifying their place in Savannah’s upper crust. It also features lots of self-centered and privileged behavior, some of which simply reinforces common stereotypes about people from the region.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons reality cast members engage in behaviors on TV that can potentially reinforce stereotypes about them or their communities. Is it to make series like Southern Charm Savannah more entertaining? To reinforce a truth? 

  • Does Southern Charm Savannah offer a realistic view of what life is like in Savannah? Does watching the show make you want to visit the town? 

TV details

For kids who love reality TV

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