A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
God, church, faith, and Evangelical religious beliefs are discussed as positive forces in the women's lives. Some typical reality show-style drama between the women, sending the stereotypical message that women have a hard time getting along.
Positive Role Models
The pastor's wives are viewed by the community as role models, and are expected to behave as such, but they can be catty, jealous, judgmental, and even rude to each other.
Violence & Scariness
Fighting, usually in the form of yelling and proselytizing, break out between the wives (and occasionally between a few pastors). Occasional references to "killing," but these are made comically.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo, plus references to some sexual acts, and conversations about having a good sex life. Teens are shown being lectured about safe sex, STDs, and being shown how condoms work (with bananas).
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Products & Purchases
Domonique's store, The Queen Maker Boutique, is prominently featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
At least one first lady had a drug problem before turning to God and changing her life. References are made to smoking crack and other activities.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Sisterhood features typical reality show antics, this time with a focus on women who are married to Evangelical pastors. There are lots of references to God, the Bible, and other religiously oriented things. Expect loud arguments between women and sometimes between pastors, plus references to past drug use. Conversations can get spicy, and one episode features a condom-use demonstration (using bananas) for teens.
Is It Any Good?
From conversations about sex to catty arguments, these first ladies are using a typical reality entertainment platform to give viewers a chance to see their human side, which is often unexpected and/or overlooked thanks to their husbands' profession and the expectations placed on them by the members of their respective churches. It also highlights some of the culture surrounding Evangelical communities, which often includes conservative values, church scandals, and consistent references to God, the bible, and other religion-based things as a way of understanding -- -and coping with -- the world around them.
The Sisterhood is milder than most reality shows of this kind, but there's lots of awkward moments, especially during interactions with pastors who fall outside of the traditional Atlanta Evangelical community and/or folks who seem uncomfortable with a first lady's personal choices. Folks may find the way these women negotiate the church life with their personal lives somewhat interesting. There's also enough gossipy drama and heated exchanges to keep it voyeuristically entertaining, too, if not necessarily enlightening.
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