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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Acoustic concert series has some mature stuff.

TV MTV , MTV2 , VH1 Reality TV 1989
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Created in 1989, Unplugged offers a fresh way to watch famous musicians perform without the background dancers and pyrotechnics you might expect to see at a regular concert venue or in a music video. But these more straightforward musical presentations are also used as promotional devices; episodes are often broadcast to coincide with a new album release (plus, MTV has put out a lot of tie-in CDs and DVDs over the years).

Still, this entertaining series does more than sell music to potential buyers. It allows artists to express their genuine passion for music through the simplicity of their performance. And it's the honesty behind these presentations that makes the series worth watching.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 1, 1989
  • Networks: MTV , MTV2 , VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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