The New Atlanta
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The New Atlanta includes all the content that one expects from a reality show, including lots of fighting, drinking, relationship drama, and salty vocabulary. There's some occasional racial stereotyping, too, but these moments are usually created by cast members describing themselves. Expensive cars, local Atlanta haunts, and some of the casts' various business ventures and products are featured throughout the show.
What's the story?
THE NEW ATLANTA is a reality series featuring a new generation of ambitious, up-and-coming professionals trying to break into the city's unique music, business, and social scene. It stars soon-to-be college graduate Alexandra Dilworth, singer Africa Miranda, boutique owner Emily Lipman, and her best friend, event promoter Tribble Reese. Rounding out the cast is music-artist developer and self-proclaimed relationship expert Javon "Vawn" Sims. They work hard and play hard, but all are determined to get what they want out of life and, in some cases, each other.
Is it any good?
From catty competitions between ambitious women to promotions of the the latest trends in the music and fashion scenes, The New Atlanta uses an old reality-show formula to promote the heart of the Old South as a young and vibrant center for ambitious twentysomethings. It also highlights some of what have become the city's main industries, including music.
There's lots of voyeuristic moments for those looking for some guilty pleasure. Some folks also will be amused by some of the over-the-top egos being featured here. But if you're looking for a reality show that's fresh and new, you're not going to find it here.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the different ways that cities can try to rebrand themselves. Is it a good idea for a famous city to rely on TV shows such as this one to promote itself? What other ways can the media be used to help cities promote or change their images?
Is it ever appropriate to rely on a stereotype to describe something or someone, even if it's intended to be positive? What does it mean to reclaim a stereotype?