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Bobby Brown is the King of his destiny in Every Little Step
R&B’s original bad boy Mr. Bobby Brown returns to the television screen for another reality show with Bobby Brown: Every Little Step. After facing immense tragedy and adversity in the public eye, the Browns are ready to invite fans into their world as they embark on a new chapter of life in the 12-episode docuseries Bobby Brown: Every Little Step.
Through exclusive access into their day-to-day lives, follow along as Bobby juggles his music career, raising a family, dealing with the recent loss of his son, sobriety, and focusing on his physical health. There is never a dull moment in the Brown household as they move through the triumphs and travails of everyday life and prepare for new adventures. Get to know Bobby, Alicia, La’Princia, Landon, Cassius, Hendrix, and Bodhi up-close and personal, like never before.
Those who know personally will attest that I am riding with New Edition, no matter the entertainment media. Fresh off a successful tour with his lifelong friends and bandmates, New Edition, I was anxious to take a peek inside Brown’s life. One of the first things I want to point out about Bobby Brown: Every Little Step is that the show is not Being Bobby Brown 2.0.
Brown, now aged fifty-three, is a changed man, evident in the first episode. I found the family bond that Brown shares with his family genuine. We see scenes of Bobby taking interlock tests as he drives around during bonding moments with his youngest son Cassius and I get the impression that Bobby does not want his son to make the mistakes he did.
The glue of the pilot episode centers on the Brown clan preparing for his oldest daughter La’Princia’s wedding. There are a couple of moments that I will not spoil, which got me a little choked up. I am sure anyone who is a girl dad or a mentor to young ladies will relate to the moment when Bobby has the “talk” with his future son in law,
Episode 1 of Bobby Brown: Every Little Step does not get too deep into the tragedies that have befallen Brown in the last decade (however, previews indicate the grief process and journey will be the focus of later episodes). When the credits rolled, a T.D Jakes quote came to mind. “The first time I walked on a stage I knew that was what I was created to do. I knew that there was a calling and a sense of purpose in my life that gave me fulfillment and a sense of destiny.” Bobby Brown once called himself the “King of Stage,” but now he is the king of his destiny.
Final Grade: A-
Episode 1 of Bobby Brown: Every Little Step premieres on A&E, May 31 at 10 pm ET/PT, with new episodes airing Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT starting June 7.
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