Parents' Guide to

Sweet Home Alabama

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

The Bachelorette with a Southern accent.

TV CMT Reality TV 2011
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Putting a Southern spin on the now-familiar premise of reality dating shows like The Bachelorette, Sweet Home Alabama mixes the mystique of the Southern belle and the Southern gentleman into a doubtful recipe for fairytale romance. And, as many such shows have proven in the past, it hardly ever turns out right.

Of course, that doesn't keep fans from watching, which is fine since it's mostly harmless fun. But Devin's strict (though seemingly heartfelt) adherence to the Southern code in this case subtly takes away a lot of her power. After all, she can't even ask her own suitors out on a date, putting the ball squarely -- oh, so squarely -- in their court. What would Scarlett O'Hara have to say about that?

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