A Parent’s Guide to It’s a Southern Thing (Youtube Channel)

IMPORTANT: I have not watched every video on this channel, but I have watched several. This article was made to get a general feel of the channel, and probably does not record everything that specifically happens on the channel.

It’s a Southern Thing

Type: Comedy, Lifestyle

Video Types: The channel is dedicated to parodying Southern and family life as well as spreading awareness about its unique culture.

Quality

Acting and Composure: 4/5 Well Done: All of the characters seem fairly comfortable onscreen, acting or not. The acting is flavorful, with performers pulling of various voices and personalities quite well.

Humor and Usefulness: 3½/5 Above Average: Most of the skits are relatable and humorous, even if one does not live in the South, as many of them deal with family life. Segments such as Back Porch Bickering  and Southern certified have to do with very specific components of Southern life and be of less interest to most people, but those fascinated with or researching the culture may find them useful to a degree.

Camera and Microphone Quality: 3½/5 Above Average: The camera and sound are both clear and professional, though not outstanding. Whether filming a skit or talking about Southern culture, the videos have a quality that should not bother the anybody visually or audibly.

Overall: 3½/5 Above Average: While not outstanding, It’s a Southern Thing definitely has its share of good, wholesome entertainment, but outside of its skits, people uninterested in the specifics of Southern life may find it boring.

Moral Content

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: ½/5 Slightly Suggestive Clothing: There are a sometimes clothes that show a little cleavage or show a little above the knee.

Violence: 0/5 None

Swearing and Using the Lord’s Name in Vain: 1½/5 Rare Misuse and Jokes: God’s name is taken in vain every once in a while. In a skit, a woman’s monogrammed is blurred out, but it is clear that it spells out the word ass.

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: ½/5 Some Lightly Disturbing Content: Characters cry over a breakup in a skit. A woman in a skit mentions her arthritis. In a skit a woman has DIE monogrammed because of the way her name works. A man in a skit has a rifle.

Religious Issues: ½/5 Light Mention: Mardi Gras is mentioned. There is a Halloween skit.

Magic: 1/5 Some Use: Santa Claus magically disappears in a skit.

Others: Some skits parody The Bachelorette and Unsolved Mysteries. Characters are shown in bars drinking or refusing alcohol. One skit says a phony Santa Klaus asked where the nearest liqueur store was. The real Santa Claus, also called Kris Kringle, appears in a skit. Facebook is the theme of a skit. Country music is discussed in a video.

Overall: 2/5 Child Appropriate: For the mentions of alcohol, TV show references, and rare misuse of God’s name some parents may want their children to be ten or older before watching freely, though several would be fine for everybody as long as there is parental monitoring.

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