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Frankie and Neffe

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Iffy behavior trumps positive messages in reality spin-off.

TV BET Reality TV 2009
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Frankie and Neffe offers some positive messages about family and determination, but they're wrapped in layers of dysfunctional behavior. Screaming, yelling, and threats of violence are often part of the conversation ... when the ladies aren't already discussing drug addiction, incarceration, and child neglect. But viewers who look past the rough stuff, will find that the series is really about the importance of recovery, hope, and family.

It isn't always pretty or comfortable to watch, particularly when each woman tries to cope with her own personal issues (from domestic violence to risky pregnancies to a difficult divorce). Their continual bickering also gets a bit tiresome. But while Frankie and Neffe don't always deal with their problems in the most constructive way, it's clear that they're committed to creating a loving -- and healthy -- relationship.

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