A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series focuses less on the group's efforts to produce a hit record than on their outrageous behavior (these guys aren't exactly ideal teen role models). But it also highlights their friendship. The band members are all Caucasian males; some are from upper-class backgrounds.
Violence & Scariness
Some pushing and shoving between band members. Cisco incites a riot during a concert.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo, including discussions about genitalia and intercourse, using words like "balls" and "getting laid." Some band members are seen taking their clothes off on stage; at least one strips naked (though no nudity is visible). Scantily clad female "groupies" are sometimes visible.
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Frequent use of words like "ass." Stronger swear words (mostly "f--k") are bleeped out.
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Products & Purchases
The show is a promotional vehicle for Whitestarr; its members and its music are central to the show. Famous venues, such as The Viper Room, are sometimes featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Reflects the "rock and roll lifestyle." Frequent consumption of alcohol and tobacco products. Some cast members are shown drinking excessive amounts of liquor and engaging in aggressive and/or sexual behavior as a result. Discussions about marijuana and harder drug use. Orbi is a recovering alcoholic/drug addict.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show focuses on the wild behavior -- and interpersonal relationships -- of a fame-seeking rock band. Group members drink, smoke, talk about sex (and appreciate their scantily clad groupies...), and swear (stronger words, like "f--k," are bleeped). While it might be appealing to aspiring rock musicians, the series offers little insight into the business itself, choosing to document the rock and roll lifestyle instead.
Is It Any Good?
Perhaps all too predictably, the guys' constant bickering, partying with female groupies and drunken performances take center stage, making the show less about their hard road to success than their rowdy lifestyle. (Big surprise.)
And even though these rockers' lives may not be dull, there are times when the show definitely is. Aside from the aging performers' outrageous antics, which lose their charm rather quickly, The Rock Life provides little insight into what it's really like to be a rock musician -- or what really takes to succeed in the music industry.
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