Parents' Guide to

Southie Rules

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

South Boston gets reality treatment with family as focus.

TV A&E Reality TV 2013
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Southie Rules offers a look into what it is like for people who are watching their neighborhood change dramatically thanks to urban planning, gentrification, and the departure of local families who can no longer afford to live there as a result. But most of the show is more focused on the Winters' family dynamic, which is both loving and chaotic in nature.

It's fun, but the show often feels more like a poorly acted sitcom than a reality show, thanks to some obviously scripted scenes. If you can get past this, you will find that it also contains some humorous moments. Overall, while it doesn't focus a whole lot on saving the neighborhood, it certainly highlights its traditional people and their eccentricities.

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