Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame

 
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Mild reality promotes young The Voice winner's music.

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Positive messages

The series underscores the hard work and sacrifice required for someone to make it big in the music industry. A few song's themes feature mature and/or sensitive topics, like divorce.

Positive role models

Pope is talented, and she's a hard worker and committed to her music and her responsibilities to the label.

Violence

Images of areas ravaged by storms during Pope's travels are visible.

Sex

Lots of songs about love, but nothing really sexy. One promotional stunt features a partially undressed man wearing a barrel greeting her at the airport.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The show is a promotional vehicle for Cassadee Pope's album, Frame By Frame. Republic Nashville Records and Big Machine Label Group are frequently referenced. Scenes from The Voice are featured. The Southwest Airline logo is occasionally visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame is a docuseries featuring The Voice winner embarking on her first promotional tour. The content is pretty mild, but it does contain the occasional odd prank (like a shirtless guy wearing a barrel), and some quick references to mature themes like divorce. The show is a promotional vehicle for Pope and her music, but also highlights the amount of work, commitment, and sacrifice required in order to be a successful in the music industry.

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What's the story?

CASSADEE POPE: FRAME BY FRAME is a reality series starring The Voice winner Cassadee Pope as she goes on her first national radio tour. With the help of a personal footcam (small wireless video camera), the singer documents her thoughts and experiences during a six-week tour that includes 20 cities, endless radio stations, and a range of musical appearances intended to promote the music for her first album. Joining her is Jimmy Harnen, president of Republic Nashville Records, to make sure all goes smoothly. Pope enjoys some of the perks that come with being an up-and-coming singer under contract, but never forgets that building a music career takes endless hard work and sacrifice.

Is it any good?

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The autobiographical series offers viewers a chance to see what happens after contestants win a major career-boosting contest. It highlights the fact that success is not automatic, and shows the rather unglamorous and grueling work that goes into making the most of the opportunities such a win offers them. It also demonstrates how young singers must learn to navigate the industry without letting go of their own personal creativity and style.

It's voyeuristic but mild, and Cassadee Pope fans of all ages will certainly enjoy watching her experience the highs and lows of her journey. Music and footage from her various performances are also entertaining. But young folks thinking about a singing career will also learn a thing or two about the expectations of the business, and what they have to do to make it to the top.
 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it takes to be a successful singer, actor, or performer in the entertainment industry. What kind of sacrifices do people have to make to achieve this success? Is Cassadee Pope's story is typical of up-and-coming singers? How do they use the media to help them along the way?

  • How do televised contests like The Voice, American Idol, America's Got Talent, and even America's Next Top Model, help people pursue their dreams? Are there drawbacks to winning these contests? Are these TV shows actually produced to help up-and-coming talent, or are they mostly designed to entertain audiences during the competition?

TV details

Cast:Cassadee Pope, Jimmy Harnen
Network:CMT
Genre:Reality TV
Topics:Music and sing-along
TV rating:NR
Available on:Streaming

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