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Parents' Guide to

Viva Laughlin

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Casino-set musical drama is an iffy gamble.

TV CBS Drama 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Thank God its only 2 Episodes

It is like " Riverdale " it jumps in with Song and Dance for No Reason, this was a Spoiler to Both Showsi

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While the show isn't exactly boring, it isn't especially entertaining, either. It's a convoluted mix of thin plot lines that are jarringly interspersed with lackluster characters who suddenly burst out dancing and singing to popular songs. These awkward (and somewhat corny) performances don't really enhance the story or provide the glamour and glitz of traditional Vegas numbers (which at least would put them in context). In fact, they seem so out of place that they actually make you wonder if the series is meant to be a comedy.

In the end, Viva Laughlin is an unfortunate example of how mixing TV dramas with musical theater isn't always a good gamble.

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