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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes include being authentic, being supported by family and friends, gender identity, health and emotional issues, marriage, divorce, etc. Messages about surviving, getting stronger, being better as a person, etc. are delivered within these contexts.
Positive Role Models
Robin Roberts is Black, and the women interviewed are Black, Caucasian, Latinx, and of Middle Eastern descent. Many of the women are also members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Violence & Scariness
Topics like surviving cancer, the death of a parent, and other difficult topics are talked about, but in limited detail.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Conversations include being judged for looks versus talent. References are made to Tig Notaro's stand up act when she goes topless after a mastectomy.
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The word "damn" is used on very rare occasions.
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Products & Purchases
The consumerism associated with Hollywood expectations is briefly discussed. References are made to some of the women's professional work, including TV shows, stand-up routines, music, etc., but not really in a commercial context.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Sobriety and addiction briefly discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts is a talk show that features iconic women in the entertainment industry sharing their personal experiences and insights. While some topics discussed are mature in nature (sobriety, death, illness, etc.), they are touched on briefly and in limited detail. The word "damn" is used occasionally. But overall, the serires presents positive messages about identity, survival, and becoming a better and stronger person.
Is It Any Good?
This intimate series offers lots of quotable moments as celebrities share their personal stories about the life lessons they've learned as they've navigated the entertainment industry. But while it's billed as an interview series with Hollywood success stories, and features actresses like Sophia Carson, and Josie Totah, comedians like Tig Notaro, and musicians like Sheila É., it also showcases female groundbreakers outside of the biz, including tennis legend Billie Jean King and fashion designer Betsey Johnson. Overall, Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts offers some empowering messages about acceptance, strength, and life.
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