Parents' Guide to

The Haves and the Have Nots

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Steamy, soapy drama has sexy stuff, drinking, scandals.

TV OWN Drama 2013
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 18+

It was good st 1st!!

It was a really good show at 1st but that season went on it's too dramatic it's too sexual it's just too much and then later on the actors and actresses really sucked Too much of the same thing going on and on and on Just get on with it kill everybody off

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Too much sex
age 16+
I’m so tired of Hannah. She’s feeling herself too much for me. I like the show but it’s starting to be a bit much with her and Wyatt acting like a maniac. I hope Catherine gets out of jail so she can start living her life again because Hannah is too much

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The Haves and the Have Nots pays tribute to the traditional TV soap operas of times past, thanks to its ensemble of attractive characters, endlessly intertwining plot lines, steamy scandals, and of course, over-the-top melodramatic music. The stories are rather predictable, too, even though they are updated to reflect contemporary social issues.

The series offers a more diverse cast than classic series like Dallas, but the overall production may feel slow or outdated to viewers who are unfamiliar with the nature of classic soap series or who are looking for more action-oriented entertainment. But audiences who like or miss this type of soapy distraction may be drawn to this guilty pleasure.

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