Parents' Guide to

Welcome to Myrtle Manor

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Trailer park reality docu has lots drinking, stereotypes.

TV TLC Reality TV 2013
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

My view of Myrtle Manor

I think the show is just fine. The people are not professional actors, they are real. I actually visited Myrtle Manor this past weekend and found it to be a very clean, real trailer park. The people are down to earth people and friendly. Not everyone who lives in the park, on the show, (there are alot of trailers there), and most of them are proud to have the show filming there. The show is not any worse than some of the other reality shows on TV. I'm just saying.
age 18+

Wasted Space On TV

If you spend 10 minutes of your life on this waste you'll never get it back. I would not allow my children to watch this. This is nothing like Myrtle Beach, I think TLC has shown how low they'll stoop to compete which is a disgrace. It is very staged with poorly paid actors. Lets hope it goes away and quality programming makes a comeback.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The South Carolina-based series attempts to show how the colorful Myrtle Beach-area trailer park residents function as a family, regardless of how often the community's rules are handed down, ignored, and/or on occasion, enforced. But the real highlight of the voyeuristic series is watching the gang drink, socialize, argue, and engage in silly or potentially dangerous activities. The interactions between the park residents and outsiders gets a little crazy, too.

While it appears lighthearted and fun, Welcome to Myrtle Manor relies on common stereotypes about the South, as well as about people who live in trailer parks, to make it entertaining. Adding to this is the very public way that the show's producers staged the trailer park (the actual name of which is Patrick Manor) in order to create a series that specifically underscores stereotypes. Reality fans looking for a guilty pleasure may find it here, but the stereotypes make it not the best choice for families.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 3, 2013
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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