Tanisha Gets Married

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Bad Girls Club wedding spin-off is less than blissful.

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Positive Messages

The show's focus is on the never-ending drama resulting from wedding planning and personal conflicts.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Tanisha is strong, focused, and the primary breadwinner in the relationship, but doesn't always handle things appropriately. Her fiance appears unmotivated to find a career or plan the wedding. There are significant tensions between Tanisha and her future in-laws.

Violence

Arguments between family and friends are common and usually turns into screaming matches. Threats of violence are frequent; cat fights often lead to rough pushing, shoving, and throwing objects.  Contains scenes featuring brawls from The Bad Girls Club series and spinoffs.

Sex

Some sexual innuendo and references, including talk about grabbing people's bottoms, pole dancing, etc. Exotic entertainers are shown stripping, in skimpy attire, dancing provocatively, and lap dancing. No nudity visible. Cheating discussed, including a subtle reference to Arnold Schwarzenegger and his extramarital relationships.

Language

Words like "damn," "hell," "ass," and "bitch" audible. Curses like "f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped.

Consumerism

Local New York businesses and wedding venues like The Dutch Inn in Long Island are visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking (wine, champagne, cocktails) is frequent. References to alcoholism.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tanisha Gets Married is a spinoff of The Bad Girls Club and features all the over-the-top behavior that one comes to expect from the franchise, including lots of arguing, screaming, threatening, and cat fighting and lots of strong language ("s--t," f--k" bleeped). It also contains some sexual content, including images of nearly-naked strippers, lap dancing, and other lewd behavior. Cheating is also a theme in the show. Drinking (wine, cocktails, champagne) is frequent, and there are references to alcoholism.

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What's the story?

TANISHA GETS MARRIED is a reality series featuring The Bad Girls Club alum Tanisha Thomas as she plans her wedding to long-time boyfriend Clive Muir. The reality show star has five weeks to plan the wedding of her dreams, but has a limited budget and lots of personal issues to sort out before the big day, including building a relationship with her future in-laws, and smoothing out tensions between some of her bridesmaids, including former TBGC member Flo Kaja, former best friend Natalie Nunn, and the strong-willed Amber Meade. Adding to the stress is the skepticism exhibited by sweet bridesmaid Bella Reimers and her cousin and maid of honor, Arkeen McGuire, about Tanisha and Clive's rocky relationship. The stress of it all leads to screaming matches and all-out brawls, but somehow it all seems to fall into place in the end.

Is it any good?

The reality spinoff offers the over-the-top behavior that one comes to expect from The Bad Girls Club franchise, which ranges from screaming matches and physical fights to inappropriate relationships. Adding to the fray is the actual stress that comes with planning a wedding and coping with the cost of doing so.

Tanisha's love for her fiance and her feelings about getting married may be very real, but they are hard to take seriously thanks to the drama. The constant angry outbursts, threats of violence, and other behaviors aren't very romantic either. Folks who are entertained by this sort of voyeuristic experience will no doubt enjoy it, but for those who don't, the whole experience isn't very blissful.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how and why some reality shows rely on over-the-top behavior to make them interesting. What is the appeal of excess swearing, arguing, and drinking? Do you think this kind of behavior should be considered entertainment?

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For kids who love reality shows

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