A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
On the positive side, the series showcases the hard work that goes into becoming a successful DJ and businessperson and reinforces the value of loyalty and friendship. On the other side, women are featured largely as sexual objects, and while some of the partying behavior is typical of the twentysomething lifestyle, there isn't much reflection on the consequences of overindulgence.
Positive Role Models
Although they don't always behave in the most responsible way, Pauly D and his friends are very close and loyal to each other, and Pauly D is working hard to succeed. For the most part, Pauly D's friends are supportive of their friend's career and grateful to him for bringing them along for the ride. One cast member is extremely committed to his girlfriend living at home.
Violence & Scariness
The guys occasionally get into heated arguments.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Pauly D and his friends regularly bring women back to their hotel suite; they're usually in skimpy dresses, in their underwear, or are shown dancing suggestively at clubs. Some of the guys go to strip clubs. Discussion about cheating, etc.
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Curses are frequent; words like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Club venues like Ultra in Long Island and The Palms in Las Vegas are featured. Other Las Vegas haunts are also prominently visible and/or discussed.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The guys drink (beer, cocktails, hard liquor, champagne) frequently at bars, clubs, and during more intimate social gatherings.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Jersey Shore spin-off starring DJ Pauly D is slightly milder and less stereotypical than its sister reality show. There's some bleeped cursing ("s--t," "f--k") lots of drinking (champagne, cocktails, hard liquor), and lots of implied sexual content and womanizing behavior. But there are also a few positives: The Pauly D Project underscores the hard work and commitment that it takes to build a career in the club music scene, while also highlighting the importance of friendship.
Is It Any Good?
Not surprisingly, The Pauly D Project features lots of the drinking, partying, and sexual behavior that characterizes the Las Vegas club scene and any TV series that showcases it. But the show also reveals that while reality fame is helpful in getting started in the business, it still takes a lot of effort to build a legitimate name for yourself on the music scene.
No doubt Jersey Shore fans will be interested in what Pauly D is up to, while others might find some voyeuristic pleasure in watching the cast goof off and and hook up with different women. The Pauly D Project isn't the most stimulating of shows, but it does have some mildly positive messages about hard work and friendship.
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