A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this reality show about twin sister actresses documents adult rites-of-passage like marriage and childbearing. Overall, the tone is upbeat and funny, but the sisters occasionally argue and cry during difficult moments. Discussion about sex and occasional mild language ("hell," "whore") pops up. Teens who deal with an infuriating-yet-beloved sibling will appreciate the sisters' dynamic together.
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Is it any good?
TIA & TAMERA offers a cute, engaging, and undeniably real look at how sisters interact. There is a universal appeal to the way that the twin sisters navigate their lives with each other, from grumpy grousing to sincere love, that makes this show appealing to anyone who's dealt with sibling relationships.
That said, the twins' dynamic is the major carrying force of the series. There isn't a whole lot that's terribly interesting within the plotline. Yes, there's a wedding being planned, and yes, there's a baby on the way, but there's nothing else that really propels the show forward. As adorable and engaging as Tia and Tamera may be as people, the show falls a bit flat when it comes to plotline. The twins note in one episode that they're "stronger together," and the same holds true for the show as well. In fact, without the twins' unique dynamic together, the show wouldn't be worth watching at all.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the twin sisters' relationship. Do you think that they get along differently on camera than they do when they're off camera? How realistic is their relationship?
Why would the sisters agree to be on a reality show? Why are so many celebs documenting their lives through television? Do celebs in reality shows always show their best selves?
What do you think about the pressure Tia has to make her body "right and tight"? Why does her career depend on her appearance? Do you think that actors should have so much pressure to stay thin and in shape?
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