Parents' Guide to

Thicker Than Water

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Wealthy, religious blended family gets reality treatment.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2013
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Negativity is not christ like!

Due to the area I live in there is not much I'm guilty of watching this show as well, but don't agree with the way they continue to pick on Brooklyn about her past! BUT he is a pastor and preach on forgiveness! Also how are they teaching their son about being a man and being responsible buy giving him everything but have something negative to say about Brooklyn, his wife is not fair and her daughter is not perfect. I do understand why her baby sister is distant as well, nobody wants to be judged daily just because you are doing better than others and why don't they donate to their members and also teach them how to be millionaires! Talk to the poor and the middle class not just those who are on her level. She is very judgmental and it is not cute! Brooklyn need to move out and do her own thing and show them who she is trying to become as a working single mom so they be in that son's business who by the way has nothing going on but DJ'ing lol wow what a living? What is his wife doing besides living off them she is not nice either she need to do something besides be negative toward those who are trying! It's not nice nor Christ like to talk about a child's mother in front of others and not expect that poor baby's feelings! Sirene is sneaky and need to learn responsibility

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

The Tankards refer to themselves as a modern-day Brady Bunch thanks to the merging of two families after Ben and Jewel's marriage 10 years ago. But, despite the show's focus on the family's dynamics, many of its themes center on how good the clan feels to be rich and how they believe that God himself has called on them to be wealthy.

Despite their commitment to ministry, the way the pastor and his wife flaunt their wealth makes it difficult to take them seriously. Meanwhile, outside of some edgy stories about some of the the Tankards' troubled childhoods and a few arguments, its pretty boring. It's definitely voyeuristic, but, overall, there's just not a whole lot going on here.

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