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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Flex & Shanice is a reality series with some positive messages about hard work, not giving up, and the importance of family, but it's also a promotional vehicle for both artists. There's some occasionally iffy vocab, some arguments, and a few sexual references. Drinking is sometimes visible.
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What's the story?
FLEX & SHANICE is a reality series featuring comedian and One on One star Flex Alexander and Grammy-nominated singer Shanice as they attempt to reignite their careers and rebuild their finances. Once wealthy and walking the red carpet, the couple is trying to save money by living in a rental home with their two children and extended family members. Among them is Flex's cousin Ed, Shanice's rather vain cousin Ruba, and her parents, Crystal and Mike. Luckily, eccentric Uncle Spirit is there to keep the peace. They're a close family, but sometimes things get a little shaky thanks to Shanice's decision to fire her manager, who just happened to be her controlling mother. From looking for performance opportunities to overcoming stage fright, recovering their Hollywood dream isn't easy. But they feel blessed to have the support of their family and each other.
Is it any good?
The unscripted series shows how difficult and unforgiving a Hollywood career can be, no matter how successful you are or may once have been. It also offers a chance for the couple to begin reclaiming their Hollywood dream by offering them some much-needed exposure.
There are some humorous moments thanks to Flex's comedy background and some of their quirkier relatives. The show also contains positive messages about family and not giving up. Their fans may like it, but as reality shows go, it doesn't offer anything particularly new.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Hollywood's "riches to rags" stories. How do people who become rich and famous in Hollywood end up losing it all? How hard is it for celebs to rebuild their lives once it happens? Why do some of them choose to share this process on a reality show? Fame? Money? Or to teach a lesson?
For kids who love reality shows
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