Beverly Hills Nannies: Is the New Series Worth Watching?

TV series Beverly Hills NanniesThis evening, ABC unveils a new docu-series that may be better described as a reality show. Beverly Hills Nannies follows those who work for the high-powered families that live in one of the country’s most expensive and exclusive areas.

Is this new TV series worth your time or does it deserve to be cancelled from your DVR list? Here’s what some of the critics are saying:

LA Times: “As a show using the word ‘reality’ or any shorthand of the word ‘documentary,’ Beverly Hills Nannies may be the falsest of the genre – certainly anyone looking for a truly good nanny would have ‘does not want to be star of reality show about nannying’ on top of the old checklist. But as a reflection of the art form, of our need to sit in judgment of those whose lives differ from ours while secretly wishing we were them, it’s right on the money.”

Variety: “Despite the shortcomings, many issues and situations ought to resonate with the network’s targeted young-female audience, from pervy dads (discussed, not seen, during the staged gatherings) to the underlying notion of how much crap one must endure to retain one of these jobs. ‘I am not a big fan of icky things,’ the poop-phobic Ariane deadpans in the second episode, seemingly oblivious to the fact for the purposes of Beverly Hills Nannies, she helps provide the ‘ick’ factor for all those reality-TV viewers who are.”

Daily Mail:Beverly Hills Nannies, premiering on ABC Family, reveals how these nannies are just as narcissistic as their employers. Demanding $40 an hour, but complaining when they have to walk the dog, the good-looking nannies quickly show their nasty streak: ‘Pretty nannies are threatening to mothers in this neighborhood. I don’t want to call Amanda ugly. I think she is a beautiful person inside and out. Maybe. Maybe not,’ says one.”

South Coast Today: “Instead of postponing their careers to have what we used to call ‘a life,’ these young people choose to dwell in the lap of ersatz luxury. For all the zircon splendor of the nannies’ surroundings, they’re still answering to an adult and bound by chores. In essence, they’re not terribly removed from the fate of many 20-somethings who are fresh out of college with too many loans and too few prospects — living with their parents. This puts Nannies in a league with HBO’s acclaimed new series Girls, a comedy that takes a bleaker view of the post-collegiate experience. But the two shows feature young adults who desire to live far beyond their means and station in life.”

What do you think? Have you seen the Beverly Hills Nannies series? If so, will you watch again?

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  1. Jeff says

    This is really a lame show. There are a far better entertaining shows than this one. But because ratings talk, the ABC executives will see that this show should be cancelled.

  2. Tally says

    LOVE this show! I love Marika and her funny jokes about breast milk. I normally hate reality shows but this is way different. PLL should go on FOREVER (so should Caleb and Hanna). But Beverly Hills Nannies shows me the lavish life of the people in Beverly Hills! Amanda is SO beautiful inside and out, and I hope she finds the love of her dreams. Lucy is my all time favorite because she is always so funny, loud and happy all the time. I would love to have Lucy as my nanny!

    BTW: Make it or Break it already WAS cancelled several times before, and had to be renamed and changed to a different tv network just to be renewed for another season.

  3. says

    Cancel! This show is boring! ABCfamily has only two good show: Pretty Little Liars and Make it or Break it!!! Why you cancel make it or break it? It was a motivation for kids and teenagers to do sport. And this show its absurd. Does Make it or Break it low ratings? Maybe its because all people who loves this show its not from USA. I can´t watch it in TV or on ABCfamily site because I am not from USA. I am from Slovakia and I used to download this show. I agree that maybe shows like Babby Daddy and Secret Life is good, but this show is worst I ever seen! CANCEL! CANCEL! CANCEL! CANCEL! CANCEL! CANCEL!

    And sorry for my english, I am 15 years old girl from Slovakia, who loves Pretty Little Liars and Make it or break it :)

  4. dancinhomer says

    I wonder why the channel is called “ABC Family.” That channel is filled with things I wouldn’t let my kid watch.

  5. says

    I was dizzy with all the flipping of hair.Viewing the drinking and discussing personal information about the employers, not one of the so called nannies would have met the standards of English Nanny & Governess School. I would hope the parents would be concerned about the capabilities for nurturing and educating their children rather than the shallow interview questions that they asked. Even though this is a reality show I hope it encourages people to enter the profession.

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