‘The D’Amelio Show:’ Repetitive eight episodes highlighting negatives of rise to fame

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Charli D’Amelio is the most followed TikTok creator, consisting of over 124.6M followers. Her parents, Marc D’Amelio and Heidi D’Amelio, and sister Dixie D’Amelio, are also some of TikTok’s most popular creators.

On Sept. 3, “The D’Amelio Show” was released on Hulu, categorized as a Hulu Original. The show follows the lives of the D’Amelio family as they navigate recently acquired fame since Charli’s TikTok account went viral in late 2019. This sudden rush to fame caused the family to move from Connecticut to Los Angeles in order to keep up with work opportunities for both Charli and Dixie.

On IMDB, the show is rated a 2.4/10. Personally, I don’t think it was bad, however it is not worth watching.

Many of the scenes showed Charli and Dixie feeling overwhelmed, vulnerable and afraid of their new life. However, it seems that is almost entirely what the show displays. Throughout the series, while the producers often record Charli and Dixie doing typical teen activities such as scrolling on their phone, hanging out with friends and going on dates, it seems that the main objective and climax of the show is the two sisters feeling anxious over internet hate. Similarly, the show displays social media to feel like a monster on how it destroys teenagers’ mental health.

Even though I do feel sympathy for both sisters, I feel like the show is just trying to make audiences feel bad for their constant exposure to online criticism. They are constantly displayed being overwhelmed in terms of their schedules and work. Viewers are constantly reminded that Charli does not think of herself as a celebrity, or even famous, despite having a massive following.

“The D’Amelio Show” bored me quickly due to it’s lack of diverse content and coverage over the eight episode season, and I often felt as if I was watching the same episode over and over.

Overall, I do not recommend the show to anyone, unless you really like Charli D’Amelio and her family. The show may only be good if you are curious about their lifestyle and experience with fame.

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