Parents' Guide to

The Wanted Life

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Likable Brit pop band reality show has lots of drinking.

TV E! Reality TV 2013
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The Wanted Life offers a voyeuristic look into the lives of a group of young singers who are just beginning to understand what it is like to become -- and remain -- successful in America. Viewers get to see the behind-the-scenes work they do, including laying down tracks, making endless media appearances, satisfying demanding managers, and trying to remain healthy to be able to record and perform regularly. They also get to watch as some of the band members act like teenagers and awkwardly navigate the dating world, while others try to live a more balanced lifestyle.

They're not perfect, especially when they begin to party too much or engage in other irresponsible behavior. But they are a likable, talented group who truly care about one another. Goofy scenes in front of the confessional camera also create some laughs. Ultimately, what these singers reveal is that despite being in the musical limelight, they are just regular young men who work hard and want to have some fun.

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