Parents' Guide to

When I Was 17

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Celebs reveal their teen selves and send some iffy messages.

TV MTV Reality TV 2010
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Is It Any Good?

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

The upbeat series offers viewers a chance to learn more about the early personalities and interests of some of their favorite celebs. It also allows folks to see pictures of them when they were younger.

It's definitely entertaining, but not all the narratives contain positive messages. Celebs humorously talk about stealing, disobeying rules, and other sneaky behaviors that teens would do well to not imitate. This aside, fans may be surprised at some of the details about their favorite celeb's early years.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 1, 2010
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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