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Parents' Guide to

This Is Summer

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teens explore SF summer in brand-sponsored reality series.

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This lighthearted reality series offers a chance to watch good-looking teens with big personalities having fun in the San Francisco area. Each approximately 7.5-minute episode features cast members doing things like singing karaoke, skateboarding, shopping, and even recording an album. The hip music and iconic SF Bay Area locations add to the show's appeal.

As with most reality shows, there are lots of contrived moments, but this one is more tween-friendly than other teen-centered shows. However, This Is Summer also serves as an integrated advertising campaign for its sponsor, Hollister California. While this is revealed on the show's website and logo, kids may not pick up on the fact that what they're watching is as promotional as it is entertaining.

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