State of Georgia

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Comedy has positive messages and mild sexual innuendo.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The series contains affirmative messages about being self-confident, having a positive body image, pursuing your dreams, and the importance of friendship. References to being strong, Southern, and proud are frequent. There are a few questionable references about actresses and other groups, including a quip about "having Jewish friends."

Positive Role Models & Representations

Georgia is confident and secure in who she is. Aunt Honey acts as a mentor to Georgia. Jo is a gifted science student but rather socially inept.

Violence
Sex

Some comic seduction scenes, as well as references to gentlemen callers, messing around, and feeling breasts, both fake and real. Comments, both positive and negative, are often made about Georgia's curvaceous figure.

Language

Occasional words like "crap" and "damn" are audible.

Consumerism

Occasional references to Broadway shows like Damn Yankees and pop culture icons like Britney Spears

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Champagne and hard alcohol are occasionally visible.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this comedy series features strong positive messages about having self confidence, a positive body image, and working hard for your goals. Champagne bottles are sometimes visible, and a few strong words ("damn," "crap") are sometimes heard. Expect some mild sexual quips about breasts, body shape, and messing around. Subtle stereotypical characterizations of actresses and other groups are sometimes part of the humor.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDr. Michael July 12, 2011

State of Garbage

Recently I watched an episode with my wife to screen it for our middle school aged children and we were disappointed to see Ravene's character open her blo... Continue reading
Adult Written byperfectsense July 7, 2011
Kid, 11 years old February 26, 2012

State of Georgia

State Of Georgia is a wonderful show. I watched this show all the time. I love every episode. All of the characters are mostly good role models. Georgia wants t... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byKINGBABE July 19, 2011

State of Georgia

I think that this is a great show. (I'm 14) It does have some dating but nothing terrible! (: Its really funny too! great for teenagers. oh yeah! and i gi... Continue reading

What's the story?

STATE OF GEORGIA is a comedy series starring Raven Symone as Georgia Chamberlain, a recent college graduate/aspiring actress who left the Peach State to take New York City by storm. The self-confident Southern belle soon finds that going out on auditions and facing rejection is tough, but luckily she has her geeky best friend, Jo (Majandra Delfino), by her side to keep her going. Her colorful Aunt Honey (Loretta Devine) is also there to hand out some good advice. Armed with good friends, drive, and talent, Georgia keeps looking for her big break in hopes of someday seeing her name in lights.

Is it any good?

This lighthearted series features a strong young woman who refuses to allow stereotypical ideas about size and race to define her aspirations or who she is. It also underscores the importance of having a support system when moving to a new place and/or starting a new phase of life.   

Some of the show's jokes are a little stereotypical, and the sexual innuendo -- most of which is more comical than suggestive -- makes it a little strong for tweens. But overall the show offers some fun, positive entertainment for kids who have the maturity to handle it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Georgia's self-confidence. What does she think about the fact that she's curvier than the average actress? Does she struggle with body image issues? What are some of the other pressures she faces as an aspiring actress?

  • Do Raven Symone's real-life exploits (and weight loss) impact teens' impression of the show? Teens: Does the actress' weight loss contradict the show's positive body image messages?

TV details

For kids who love laughs

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