TV Review: 'Four of a Kind'

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Rated ON for Ages 12 and Up

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this docuseries - which follows a set of 17-year-old identical quadruplets during their last year of high school -- is pretty mild, but contains some iffy language ("pissed," "crap"; occasional curse words bleeped). The teens are overall good kids, but constantly bicker and occasionally talk back to their mom. Divorce and single parenthood is sometimes discussed.

The good stuff

  • Messages: The series highlights the unique and close relationship between multiples.
  • Role models: They are good kids, but sometimes the sisters talk back to their mother. At least one of the teens is very quick tempered.

What to watch out for

  • Violence: The sisters continually bicker with each other. Occasionally the girls argue with and/or talk back to their mother (and are disciplined as a result).
  • Sex: Not an issue.
  • Language: Words like "pissed" and "crap" are audible while occasional curses like "s--t" are fully bleeped.
  • Consumerism: Not an issue.
  • Drinking, drugs, & smoking: Not an issue.
What's the Story?

"Four of a Kind" is a reality series about the trials and tribulations of a set of teenage quadruplets. Calli, Kendra, Megan, and Sarah Durst live with their mom Naomi and older brother Travis in Buffalo, Minnesota. Cameras follow as they gossip, argue, and enjoy their senior year of high school. Living together isn't always easy, but at the end of the day the sisters are always there for each other.

Is It Any Good?

The show takes a lighthearted look at the every day lives of spirited sisters, each who have very distinct personalities despite their similar looks. They also highlight the unique attention they receive for being identical quads.

The show isn't particular exciting, especially since much is dedicated to showcasing their constant bickering. Reality fans may enjoy watching the unique dynamic between these multiples, but ultimately they are just regular teens doing regular things in Middle America.

This review of "Four of a Kind" was written by Melissa Camacho.

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