I don’t think I’ll be watching episode 2…
Not too long ago, Hulu announced their latest reality show: The D’Amelio Show.
This announcement came not too long after their, some might call, failed YouTube series, Dinner with the D’Amelios:
Needless to say, I was a little wary to watch a new show with this family, but the only thing I love more than a second chance is reality television:
So, without further ado, here goes nothing:
BUT, before we dive in, here’s the synopsis Hulu gives for The D’Amelio Show:
Off the bat, we see Charli waking up and doing her morning routine with her phone glued to her hand — something I’m guilty of as well — as several comments pop up, ranging from “we love youuuu” to “why are you alive.”
Charli then explains how and why she got into TikTok — she’s a trained dancer and started off doing it for fun before she blew up and became a social media sensation.
I was making and doing little dance videos with my friends. If someone were to ask me why I do social media, I would ask them why they use social media because EVERYONE USES IT! [Even] my grandma has social media.
Apparently, it was Charli’s idea to move her family to Los Angeles.
This sentiment was mildly concerning, but also, the way of young social media stars who put their lives online for the entertainment of strangers and, in Charli’s case, over 100 million strangers…
Dixie soon graced our screens and the immediate question on my mind — and everyone else’s — is how she feels when people say she’s only famous because of Charli. Her responses was essentially, “Yah, so what? I’m still famous.”
Not gonna lie — I still think the fact that they have a whole team to manage their “family brand” is fucking wild:
Big ups to Charli for thinking about life after social media!
I think this is a valid ask from Mama Heidi, especially since there are four humans who are running Charli like a brand when she’s also, you know, a child.
It’s wild that we’re still in the pilot of this reality series because they are teeing up and commenting on a lot of the things that people dislike about the D’Amelio sisters — namely Dixie’s hand-given music career when there are struggling musicians out there who can’t get the break that she was served up on a platter:
I do like that they’re touching on mental health — Dixie’s struggled with anxiety for a while and social media has exacerbated that:
I’d be lying if I said that listening to Dixie’s singing lesson was…pleasant:
While Dixie is working on her singing career, Charli is getting back into dancing shape so that she can compete in a few months:
The episode ends with Dixie’s breakdown after the negative backlash she received from her Vogue video:
In case you were curious about said video, you can watch it for yourself:
Overall, my consesus is that the show is…fine? I mean, will I let Hulu autoplay the next episode? Maybe, maybe not. I personally just find it boring…which isn’t a bad thing! They just seem like a normal family who happens to be TikTok famous. Kardashians, they are not, but I don’t think they wanna be!
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