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Fantasia for Real

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Chaotic docuseries plays like a real big mess.

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On the surface, this series about a struggling single mother who grew up singing in church, dropped out of high school, and now works to support her large family as the sole breadwinner sounds like it could be inspirational. But the results are disjointed and chaotic -- so much so that you want to give the family some privacy so they can really get their lives back together.

It's also painfully obvious that the series was pitched to get Fantasia's face back in the public eye, just in time for the release of her brand-new album. Maybe this is Fantasia ... and maybe what we see is for real. But it doesn't make very good television.

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