Parents' Guide to

Too Close to Home

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Soapy, sluggish drama has strong sexuality, mature themes.

TV TLC Drama 2016
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age 17+

Based on 7 parent reviews

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Tyler Perry's Worse Show Ever

I really enjoy Tyler Perry's work and usually find it to be entertaining, funny and enlightening. This show is a huge disappointment. While it covers some very serious life situations, it minimizes their importance and severity with poor acting . The dialogue is repetitive and not true to life. It portrays minorities in a terrible light that is neither accurate or entertaining. It's so unbelievably bad that you can't determine if if it's bad intentionally or just one of the worse mistakes TP has ever made.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (7):
Kids say: Not yet rated

From steamy encounters to endless family strife, Too Close to Home is a melodramatic series that features lots of intertwining storylines full of over-the-top moments. It's grittier than traditional soap opera fantasies, but there's no shortage of beautiful women, shirtless men, and emotional turmoil.

The writing is clunky at times, and attempts to create dramatic moments often lead to sluggish scenes, some of which include lines that are repeated over and over. As a result, the overall narrative feels like it's moving extremely slowly. Nonetheless, some may still enjoy the guilty pleasure it offers.

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