A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series aims to entertain rather than educate.
Family unity and Christian values are the keys to success. Family sharing and spiritual balance are as important as professional ethics.
Positive Role Models
Ricardo and Marlene, heads of the family, promote the bond between the children. Daughters-in-law Sara and Stef and son-in-law Camilo are integrated into the family and each brings their personality to the table. Ricky, Mau, and Evaluna take great care that professional responsibilities do not get in the way of their emotional health.
The reality show features a family made up of Venezuelans, Colombians, and Argentines. The differences in cultures and creeds (Ricky is Christian, his wife Stefanía is Jewish) are not barriers to sharing and feeling like one family.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Ricky, Mau, and Evaluna's relationships with their partners are the main driving force of the story. Ricky and Stefanía are seen waking up in bed together. Mau and Sara discuss on camera that they want to have offspring so they have timed sex to get Sara pregnant.
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Some use of swear words, such as "s--t," "f--k," "damn," "pendejo," and "a--hole." The strongest words are bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The family drinks alcohol when dining together in various settings.
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Parents Need to Know
Families need to know that The Montaners is a reality series about the family of singer Ricardo Montaner and his musician children in Miami, Florida. The series follows the typical reality format, combining documentary scenes of the family members' intimacy with in-studio interviews in which the protagonists comment on previous events. Home videos made by the family in the past are also used. The story focuses on Ricardo, his wife Marlene, and their children accompanied by their partners: Ricky and Stefanía, Mau and Sara, and Evaluna and Camilo. The Montaners show the importance of family bonding, and how the different nationalities of various family members are irrelevant when there's respect and affection. There's some use of swear words (the strongest ones are bleeped) and Ricky and Stef are seen in bed when they wake up. Mau and Sara talk on camera about their plans to have a child and to time their sex to get Sara pregnant. The family drinks at social gatherings.
Is It Any Good?
Christian faith and family bonding are the central themes of the reality show that also has a lot of staged drama and oversized conflicts to add tension to the story and trap the viewer's attention. The Montaners unsurprisingly features marketing for every member of the Montaner family: Ricardo, his wife Marlene, and their three musician children (Ricky, Mau, and Evaluna) accompanied by their partners (Stefanía, Sara, and Camilo, respectively). But viewers will also see that all the musicians in the family are talented and their affection is genuine and contagious.
Notably, The Montaners shows Latino diversity and champions that we can all live together despite cultural differences: the parents are Venezuelan, the children are Venezuelan raised in Miami, Florida, and married to Argentines (Stefanía) and Colombians (Sara and Camilo). There's an emphasis on Christian values (the family's faith) and on the importance of family bonding, although a religious difference is not an obstacle to the marriage of Ricky to Stef (who's Jewish). The key is love and respect. Perhaps the lack of drama makes The Montaners a bit boring, but it's sure to arouse interest among fans of these popular musicians.
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