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The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Reality docuseries demystifies the Jackson family.

TV A&E Reality TV 2009
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The Jacksons offers viewers a glimpse into the Jackson brothers' family lives, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into to producing their music and relaunching their musical career. It also provides a unique chance to see the brothers interact with each other and openly discuss some of the heavily publicized issues that have impacted their relationship.

Sadly, much of what happens is overshadowed by the legacy of their younger brother, who died only a few days into the show's filming. The emotional tributes to Michael -- as well as the constant conversations about his family -- seem to be what pushes this rather-slow moving docuseries along. But Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson fans will probably be drawn in by the music, as well as the chance to see the legendary family off-stage and in their homes.

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