A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The importance of family and faith are strong themes, but these are undercut by stereotypes and narcissism.
Positive Role Models
Gerardo deems himself a spiritual man and strong role model within his family and community, but he comes of more sexist and narcissistic.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional bickering and arguing, which leads to some shouting and crying.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Infidelity is a major theme; some innuendo and references to sex (though specific sex act references are bleeped). Geraldo frequently bares his chest.
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Products & Purchases
Man Up! God's Way Ministry and churches highlighted. iPhones visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol occasionally visible during meals.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Suave Says features former '90s one-hit-wonder Gerardo Mejía (of Rico Suave fame) working on living a spiritual life and strengthening his family. These positive messages are overshadowed by infidelity, sexist behavior, and ethnic stereotypes. There's some mild family squabbling that sometimes leads to yelling and tears, and on occasion some sexual references.
Is It Any Good?
The voyeuristic series focuses on how the former singer is attempting to assert his position as the family patriarch, which he believes is a part of his Latino heritage. He also uses this platform to discuss his former womanizing ways, and, more subtly, how finding God has helped him change. This is all offered within the context of trying to be a better person, building a stronger relationship with his wife and children, and love.
Mejía's desire to speak publicly in church and in the media about his past transgressions, regardless of how it negatively impacts his wife and children, makes him seem narcissistic and self-centered. Using his culture as a way of defending his sexist behavior doesn't send great messages, either. Watching this just leaves you with the sense that Gerardo is desperately trying to make himself relevant again.
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