A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Celebrities reveal what they were like when they were 17, which sometimes includes iffy behavior. Some teens might equate this behavior with the celebs' success, sending a confusing message.
Positive Role Models
Some of the cast reveals that they participated in iffy behaviors at 17, including stealing, lying, and buying pornography.
Violence & Scariness
Contains stories about cars being set on fire, traffic accidents, and other real-life events.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains some sexual innuendo. There are discussions about dating, homosexuality, gay porn, and other issues.
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Words like "hell" are audible, while curses like "s--t" are bleeped. The word "f--k" is bleeped with mouths blurred.
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Products & Purchases
Brand names are occasionally mentioned -- like Range Rover.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References are made to underage "partying". Watch for more detailed descriptions of underage drinking and substance abuse.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this upbeat docuseries -- which features interviews with celebrities describing what they were like when they were 17 -- contains narratives about some iffy behavior, including lying, stealing, underage drinking, and other inappropriate behaviors. Car makes like Honda Accords and Range Rovers are mentioned. Some sexual innuendo and discussion pops up, including conversations about being gay and references to pornography. Parents may want to watch with their kids, and discuss the appropriateness of some the behaviors described here.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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