Parents' Guide to

The Michael Vick Project

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fallen NFL star attempts to restore his family name.

TV BET Reality TV 2010
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The series, which is essentially a promotional vehicle for the fallen football hero, allows viewers to hear the player's descriptions of his past mistakes, which are made more poignant in contrast to the sensational details surrounding his crime and conviction. It also shows him taking responsibility for his actions and proactively making positive changes in his life.

There's a sense that Vick is trying a little too hard to remake himself as a likable and sympathetic character in front of the camera. And it doesn't help that the show features reenactments of past events and downplays the cruelty suffered by the animals as a result of Vick's involvement in dog fighting. But if you can get past this, you'll find a show about someone who's been given a second chance and who's using that chance to do something constructive for himself and the people around him.

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