Baldwin Hills: Season 1

2007 NR 2 discs

Baldwin Hills: Season 1

2007 NR 2 discs
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Experience life in Baldwin Hills: Packed with athletes and movie stars, the posh L.A. neighborhood is the setting for this docudrama series that follows 11 upper-crust African-American teens as they cope with adolescent life. College visits, spring break, the prom, beach parties, shopping expeditions and the inevitable parental clashes are all part of the adventure for these not-so-typical young people.
Michael McNamara
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this BET reality show is reminiscent of Laguna Beach and The Hills because it follows a group of mostly privileged teens living in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. That means that cast members are shown attending exclusive parties, freely spending their parents' money, and generally embracing a materialistic lifestyle. On the flipside, this show tends to be tamer than its reality cousins, and it makes an effort to examine the realities of class and race. The all-black cast includes teens from a variety of backgrounds, including a boy who "grew up rough" and a girl who lives "in the hood."

Sexual Content

Blatant sexuality is scarce, but teens are shown dancing suggestively at clubs and parties.


Not applicable


Words like "damn," "hell," "ass," "pissed," and "screwed" are used, but other profanity is bleeped.

Social Behavior

The show as a whole challenges commonly held stereotypes about African Americans, expanding the definition of what it means to be "black." That said, materialism and privilege are major themes.


Materialism and consumerism are recurring themes, and brand names are mentioned frequently, including BMW and Versace. Lots of sports-themed clothes with player names (Michael Jordan) and other logos as well.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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