Watch Over Me

TV review by
Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Racy love-triangle soap isn't for kids.

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Positive Messages

Soap opera characters are rarely models of good behavior, and these folks are no exception -- they lie, cheat, and manipulate like it's second nature. Plus, the show sends home the message that bad things you think you might have gotten away with can come back to haunt you.


In at least one episode, handguns were fired. Flashbacks to a violent murder.


Steamy love scenes, some of which imply sex. Plenty of skimpy outfits and scantily clad characters. Characters cheat on each other.


Relatively mild.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Social drinking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this nighttime soap is about a woman torn between two men, one of whom is her fiancé who has a history of bad business dealings. The tense, sexually charged storyline lends itself to scenes featuring scantily clad characters and violence (including gunfire). It's nothing most teens probably haven't seen before, but racier than your average soap.

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What's the story?

Following the telenovela format popular on Spanish-language TV channels (in which shows run every night for several weeks and are then done), intentionally over-the-top nighttime soap WATCH OVER ME tells the story of a gorgeous woman involved in a love triangle with her fiancé and their bodyguard. Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres stars as Julia Rivera, a sympathetic, beautiful young woman who's engaged to Michael Krieger (Marc Menard), a successful businessman with a teenage daughter. Their life seems idyllic until Michael's daughter is nearly abducted at an event honoring Michael for his professional accomplishments. It's there that Michael runs into an old friend, Jack Porter (Todd Cahoon) -- who later signs on as the family's bodyguard when it becomes clear that someone has it out for them. (Why? Perhaps it's that shady incident from Michael's past that he thought he'd kept under wraps. ...) Catherine Oxenberg and Casper Van Dien costar.

Is it any good?

Soap fans will probably enjoy Watch Over Me. It's got everything daytime dramas have -- including sexual tension and escapades, lying and deceit, and unforeseen twists -- but because it airs in primetime, the show's producers have stepped things up a notch. In one episode, for example, Julia daydreams about trysting with Jack, and the subsequent scene shows the pair in a steamy, semi-clad embrace. Viewers also see a woman bent on avenging her son's death buy a black-market gun, as well as flashbacks to Jack's girlfriend's violent murder.

Of course, for all of those same reasons, Watch Over Me isn't for kids. It's an action-packed, over-the-top guilty pleasure that's best saved for mature teens and adults.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about trust. How do people learn to trust one another? Is it possible to trust a loved one who's betrayed you before? Families can also talk about the telenovela format in general. How is this show similar to and different from the hugely popular Spanish telenovelas? How are telenovelas different than "regular" soap operas?

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