A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Messages include the importance of spending time with family -- and showing up to support each other when necessary. That said, all three characters seem to be seeking some level of fame.
Positive Role Models
As a parent, Hasselhoff has had some stumbles in the past. But his daughters seem like reasonably well-adjusted kids who really love each other, although they're both so focused on fame that they view college as a "waste of time." Hasselhoff wants them to go for their dreams, but he's also protective and wants to make sure they don't make the same mistakes he did.
Surprisingly mild -- mostly words like "ass" or "butt."
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Products & Purchases
A few visible logos (including Apple). The characters are also using the show to try and jump-start their careers.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Hasselhoff and his daughters sometimes talk about his past problems with alcohol and the time he spent in rehab.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there are some positive messages about family squeezed into this half-hour reality series that, at times, comes off as a little gimmicky. Since all three members of the Hasselhoff family are trying to jump-start careers of some sort, the show is a not-so-subtle attempt to promote their efforts. There's also some low-level swearing (think "ass"), but it's surprisingly mild. Because Hasselhoff has a history with alcoholism, he doesn't actively drink on the show, but he occasionally mentions his stint in rehab and makes jokes about the past.
Is It Any Good?
If you think about it, it's kind of surprising that it took this long for David Hasselhoff to get his own reality series. After all, his public persona is the perfect mix of bravado and bizarre, and he has no problem saying things like, "Sometimes, it can be a real hassle to be a Hoff" with a straight face. So maybe that's why The Hasselhoffs works, even though it smells more-than-slightly of staged desperation: "The Hoff" is just surreal enough to pull it off.
(Younger viewers might recognize Hasselhoff's daughter Hayley from the ABC Family series Huge, where she played the prettiest and most popular girl at a weight-loss camp for teens -- but, hopefully, they'll also see that her current size is perfectly healthy.)
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