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The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Exploitative mom-daughter reality with drama, mature themes.

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Based on 1 parent review

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Why Celebrities

I think that shows like this will benefit normal american families. There are so many relationships in America that can use help but simply cannot afford it. Honestly I'm tired of seeing how the Rich and Famous live. Tired of the Botox, Face Lift, Alcohol, Drugs etc.... Why not give normal people a chance to receive therapy.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This voyeuristic series combines typical reality fanfare and therapy techniques to highlight the dysfunctional relationships between these moms and daughters for the sake of entertainment. The history between and problems of each woman are purposely hyped up and drawn out to create lots of awkward, exploitative moments. Adding to this is the fighting that sometimes takes place between members of the cast.

It's clear that these moms and daughters love each other, and there are some legitimate efforts to improve their situations. But the process unfolds in front of reality-TV cameras, making any positive messages or constructive advice easy to miss or ignore. Some may regard it as a guilty viewing pleasure, but it doesn't send the best messages about how moms and daughters can resolve any differences they may have.

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