The Willis Family

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Big, wholesome musical family spreads message through song.

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age 6+

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age 5+

Sweet show!

I'll come clean. I've been a fan of The Willis Clan for over 4 years. I've seen them perform many times and have met the entire family. It is so refreshing to see a TV show that promotes the kind of values that we all should be striving for. If you don't care for the positive things they are all about at least be in awe of a family that has taken advantage of the glorious blessings bestowed upon them. Brenda and Toby, the parents, chose a very unique path for their kids. While homeschooling, no television in the house, high expectations and personal responsibility for everything you do might be too much to ask for most American families these days, it has served this family wonderfully. For parents of young children or parents to be---you could learn a lot from this show.

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age 6+

Akwardly Unentertaining

The Willis family has great morals an values... they all seem like great people. However, this show is terrible. Don't get me wrong, I love my "corny" reality shows, however, this one bites big time! There really aren't any life lessons to be learned from the cast, except how to be like the Von Traps. All of the singing that goes on during the show, even during "practice" is clearly edited, and almost auto tuned! Their personal interactions with one another- among the eldest children, and parents are always so awkward ... id almost rather watch the youngest kids speak the whole episode! Jer especially, has been created to be a very antisocial, introvert, who hates people and dogs. I'm very disappointed in this show. I thought it had some potential. Whenever I turn the TV on, and give it yet another, chance, I end up changing the channel. The show seems to be very staged - like the Willis family is just out for fame. (I'm sure that's not the case, but that's exactly how i perceive it.) I usually LOVE TLC's silly family shows ( The Duggar's being on my top 5 shows) - However, the Willis Family is clearly just an air time filler in the meantime for TLC. Sorry Willis Family!

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