A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Family and health are priorities.
Positive Role Models
John Cena is controlling, Brie and Daniel are more bohemian.
Violence & Scariness
Family squabbles; scenes of WWE bouts, surgical procedures shown. Guns mentioned.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo; having sex and getting pregnant discussed in some detail.
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"Bitch"; bleeped curses.
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Products & Purchases
WWE, Mercedes-Benz, AMC, etc.; local Tampa establishments.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Plenty of wine, beer, cocktail, champagne drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Total Bellas is a reality spinoff about the Bella twins (of wrestling and Total Divas fame). It'll appeal to teen wrestling fans, but contains a fair amount of sexual innuendo, intense family bickering, and drinking. On the positive side, it also offers themes about the importance of family and being healthy. Surgical procedures are sometimes shown, and the long-term effect wrestling has on the body is also highlighted. Logos for the WWE and fancy cars like Mercedes-Benz appear.
Is It Any Good?
This reality series lets viewers look in on the personal lives of the Bellas, which is very much defined by their legacy inside the ring. What makes it interesting is how these women, along with their wrestler husbands, reveal personalities that are very different from their wrestling personas. There's family conflict, but often Total Bellas' more entertaining moments come from the family members' quirkier sides, including John Cena's desire to create a Downtown Abbey-esque family experience.
It's your usual lighthearted reality fare, but also points out some weighty issues associated with professional wrestling, including the physical harm done to wrestlers' bodies throughout their careers. The long-lasting problems associated with sustained brain injuries is also quietly noted. This aside, WWE fans will certainly find Total Bellas a fun way of seeing some wrestling greats in a whole new light.
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