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"Too Close to Home" review by Suzanne 8/25/16
Airs Mondays on TLC

If you've ever wondered what a TV show would be like if Tyler Perry wrote about trash white people, this is the one you've been waiting for! I wish I could say it's really good, like "Greenleaf," but it's not. It's like a cross between "Dallas" and, well....all of the other trashy shows on TLC.

The focus of the show is in two places: The White House in Washington, DC, and a small trailer park in Happy, Alabama. Most of the characters are related to or involved with three sisters (I don't see or hear any last names). One of the sisters, Anna, works at the White House. Something terrible happens and she ends up getting in big trouble.  Another sister, Bonnie, is trying to keep her family together back in Happy. She has an ill mother, no father, a no-good-dead-beat boyfriend named J.B., some kids to take care of, and a junkie sister, Shelby. These people seem straight out of a country western song.

The acting is pretty good, especially Bonnie (Kelly Sullivan) and Anna (Danielle Savre). For the women in the audience, there are plenty of handsome, bare-chested men. They look like they stepped off the cover of a romance novel. Obviously the show is aimed at young women, hungry for romance and drama.

It's very enjoyable trash, and they definitely keep you guessing as to what might happen next. Everyone has secrets, and they come out slowly. If you like the soaps, you should love this show. Just don't expect it to be a really good or high class soap.


Too Close to Home tells the story of a young woman from a modest upbringing who discovers she may have a bright future in Washington D.C.'s fast-paced political scene. When Anna (Danielle Savre) leaves her trailer park home in Alabama in a cloud of dust, she cuts all ties with her family and buries every element of her checkered past. Her friends in Washington think she comes from a wealthy family and know nothing of her real upbringing. Suddenly, the real Anna is exposed when she causes a major political scandal and makes national headlines for her part in an affair with one of the nation's most powerful players. With nowhere to turn, she's forced to find sanctuary in the only place she has left - home.

Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia join the cast as guest stars. Cast in other leading roles are Brock O'Hurn, Kelly Sullivan, Brad Benedict and Brooke Anne Smith. Series regulars include Alpha Trivette, Trisha Rae Stahl, Robert Craighead, Annie Thrash, and Curran Walters. Recurring cast members are Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo, Christian Ochoa and Justin Gabriel.

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