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The Two Coreys

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80s child stars try for comeback via reality TV.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Haim is frequently disrespectful to his hosts. The Feldmans are politically active.

Violence

Frequent bickering. In at least one episode, the guys threaten each other and wrestle.

Sex

Talk of "getting laid." Some kissing.

Language

Frequent cursing; most is bleeped but obvious.

Consumerism

Some brands are visible, like Mercedes and Pellegrino. Feldman's house is luxurious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Lots of smoking. Discussion of addiction. Mention of Valium, pills.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this reality show about two '80s child stars who reunite and live together for several weeks shows lots of smoking. Plus, one is a recovering drug addict, and there's some discussion of his addiction struggles, as well as occasional jokes about drugs and alcohol. Corey Feldman and his wife kiss frequently -- and sometimes passionately. The adults talk about sex occasionally, especially about the need to "get laid." Cursing is commonplace, though most words are bleeped (but obvious).

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What's the story?

For a brief moment in the 1980s, Corey Feldman (The Goonies, Stand By Me) and Corey Haim (The Lost Boys) were the hottest duo in Hollywood. But like many child stars, the two took a sharp nosedive as their star power dimmed. Twenty years later, Feldman seems to have recovered fairly well. Haim, on the other hand, is a jittery, chain-smoking bundle of issues. With the intention of "jump-starting his career," Haim moves in with Feldman and his wife, Susie, for several weeks. The entire ordeal is captured in THE TWO COREYS.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Though the Coreys frequently profess their love for each other and genuinely seem to share affection, Haim and Feldman are a modern-day odd couple. Feldman is married, stable, neat, vegetarian, and level-headed. Haim is single, erratic, messy, carnivorous, and spazzy. The two clash frequently, though most of the conflicts seem to involve Feldman trying to gently reason with a boundary-crossing, button-pushing Haim. And with Susie along for the ride, Feldman is often caught in the middle, dealing with a tearful wife in one room and an obstinate friend in the other. The interactions might be entertaining if Haim didn't seem like someone with so many problems; it seems like he might relapse or lose his mind at any moment. Some people might find this tension enjoyable to watch, while others may find it unbearable.

With constant smoking, cursing (mostly bleeped, but obvious), and some talk about sex, younger viewers should steer clear. But most teens won't know about the Coreys anyway, so chances are they won't be that interested in their reunion.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the "celebreality" trend. What's the appeal of watching former stars try for a comeback on TV? How successful are they? Families can also discuss addiction. Have you had any personal experience with someone who's been addicted to drugs or alcohol? What are some of the things that recovering addicts struggle with? What are some strategies for dealing with addicts and people in recovery?

TV details

Cast:Corey Feldman, Corey Haim
Network:A&E
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14

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Adult Written bygoodgirl November 16, 2015

It was a good show.

dealing with drama and all. its sad how Corey Haim passed away. The two Coreys were the best. they did like every movie together. in the 80's they were popular.
Adult Written byymrussman April 9, 2008

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