A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Trust no one. There is a dark side to fame.
Positive Role Models
Characters spend most of the time deceiving each other and arguing. They engage in infidelity, domestic abuse, self-harm, stalking. Moments of kindness are brief, constantly overshadowed by negative parts of the story.
Cast is Indian, and story revolves around a famous Bollywood actress. Main character, a woman, is breadwinner of the household.
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Violence & Scariness
Scenes alluding to self-harm, fistfighting, domestic violence (roughly grabbing partner, threatening violence, bruises). Some bullying and verbal hostility among characters.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Innuendos about sexual behavior. Scenes alluding to future plans for sex. A character makes crass comments and treats another character like a sexual conquest/object.
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Frequent use of "f---ing," "f--k," "a--hole," and "motherf----r".
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frequent social drinking, drinking as a coping mechanism.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Fame Game is a mystery drama set in Bollywood. Violence includes fistfighting, domestic abuse, and implications of self-harm. It has lots of flirting and scenes alluding to sex. A character makes crass comments and treats another character like a sexual conquest or object. Frequent use profanity includes "f---ing," "f--k," "a--hole," and "motherf----r." There's frequent social drinking, and the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism. The cast is Indian, and the story takes place in India.
Is It Any Good?
The story and setting in Bollywood are quite compelling, though the narrative is riddled with time jumps that can be hard to follow. The mystery of The Fame Game is slightly thwarted by excessive flashbacks, making it hard to keep up with the plot, and whether something is happening in the present or the past. As with most mysteries, there are plot twists that spice up the storylines and help slow it down to a digestible pace. Overall, this series is suitable for those who need a quick mystery fix, though fans of the genre should look elsewhere if they want to be truly invested.
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