Parents' Guide to

The Con

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Retread of Fyre Fest debacle, other schemes has language.

TV ABC Educational 2021
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Waste of whoopie time! BIG TIME!

These stories are old, I've heard of them prior to these coming out. I have a huge issue with whoopie... I use to like her in movies, then she became a monster with an overly loud mouth on a dumb talk show... so NO! Her voice as narrative, is disgusting! DO NOT BOTHER WATCHING THIS!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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The Con feels a little dated as it attempts to tell the full stories of cons that felt big in recent years but are somewhat forgotten in the quick news cycles of today. The Fyre Festival, which went viral in 2018 for its horrible conditions and lack of funding, has already been the subject of two documentaries in 2019, Fyre and Fyre Fraud. These two documentaries do great jobs to break down the behind-the-scenes process that created the festival and its ultimate demise.

The public is saturated with information on many of the other cons already, so the show can feel like a retread. However, the series does boast a new interview with McFarland that it tries to tease out for maximum viewing suspense. Even still, not much aside from McFarland's own admission of guilt is revealed.

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