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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Voyeuristic reality show charts addiction-recovery process.

TV OWN Reality TV 2014
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Lindsay invites viewers to try to understand the many challenges the eponymous actress faces while attempting to overcome a well-publicized decade of personal and legal problems from her point of view. It also shows some of the unique challenges her public persona creates as she learns to live a sober life, including not being able to attend AA meetings due to aggressive paparazzi and trying to maintain a clear sense of who she is and what she needs to remain sober in an industry that celebrates illusion and excess.

The series paints a picture of a difficult journey, and there are moments when one can appreciate the struggle Lohan is going through. There also are many times when she comes across as difficult, irresponsible, and entitled, which lead to some teachable moments with Oprah, who clearly views the series as a chance to relaunch the former child actress' career. Family drama, especially surrounding her notorious stage mother Dina, also make viewers wonder about some of Lohan's choices. But regardless of whether you're a Lohan fan or not, her story certainly makes for some voyeuristically entertainment.

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