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No reality show is for everyone. But I promise my review--unlike others here--will amount to more than just condemning the show because it is from the reality genre.
The Chrisleys (Todd and Julie) live in the Atlanta area where they raise their five children. The show is mostly a comedy driven by Todd's one liners, observations, and edicts. Much of the narrative is about the trials of raising teenagers, so you get the usual episodes about the new teenage driver or the perils of dating. This is very like "Preacher's Daughters" without the Bible verses.
You might be able to relate to them if you live in a 30,000 square foot home in a gated community and your children receive Range Rovers or Mercedes convertibles for their sixteenth birthdays. Seriously, though, the kids realize they live a charmed life. Even when they rebel, which is frequently, they know they have less to complain about than some other kids.
The show is not all comedy. It does tackle some real issues and situations, like drugs and a grandchild conceived out of wedlock. But there is never any doubt that love binds this family together.
Todd has been described as "flamboyant" by his son-in-law. Let's just say that you would not be surprised if he said, "Make it work!" He does play to the cameras, which is acceptable in my book. And the show includes brief sessions where the family members sit down and talk to us/the camera/the producers, depending upon how you want to see it.
Update 12/10/14: I think this show has become even funnier in its latest episodes. I am upgrading my vote to an "8".
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