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Lindsay Lohan Docuseries

Lindsay Lohan DocuseriesI have this weird, somewhat obsessive need for Lindsay Lohan to turn her life around. I’m not sure why, but I just feel like she’s right on the edge of getting back on track – and I SO want her to get there.

Oprah must feel that way, too, because she gave the troubled young star her own docu-series, “Lindsay,” on the OWN network.¬†The show follows Lindsay as she¬†returns to New York City, reunites with friends and family, and works to stay on track, despite all the demands of fame.

But as seen in the official trailer for the show, Oprah realizes that it’s going to be a tough haul. There’s just a lot of baggage there. Tears, fights, complaints from crew members, an emotional confrontation with her dad, Michael Lohan, and a tense conversation with Oprah about her behavior and future are all covered.

“There’s nothing left in having a drink for me. What’s left in that feeling? Nothing,” the 27-year-old star says at the beginning of the clip. “There’s no party that I haven’t gone to, there’s no person that I haven’t hung out with, there’s no situation that I haven’t been exposed to. ”

She goes on to say that she feels like a prisoner in her own life “all the time.” At one point, a voice off-camera asks Lohan’s sober coach if she’s still sober post-rehab. He can’t find the words to answer, which is troubling.

“This is exactly what everybody said was gonna happen. And I believed differently,” Oprah says when someone tells her about all the problems Lohan is causing. “She doesn’t understand …This is your life.”

Lindsay Lohan Docuseries

The trailer then cuts to the media mogul sitting across from Lohan and telling her to shape up. “My truth is that I really do want you to win. If that isn’t what you want, I’m okay with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today,” Winfrey tells the “Canyons” actress. “You need to cut the bullsh*t, you really do.”

For me, this is compelling TV, and I’ll be watching when the show premieres on March 9, 2014 at 10/9c on OWN.

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  1. I’d like Lohan to turn her life around too. You just have to watch some of her early films, “Mean Girls,” “A Prairie Home Companion,” to see how talented and charismatic she is on screen. But she’s already squandered that talent. The fact is she’s not very smart and she’s a product of her dysfunctional, trashy home life. Any human being would like to see her pull out of this disaster she seems to be heading towards.. She has a lot she could still accomplish. Now she’s a punch line for late night hosts. I feel like the vultures are circling and she’s letting it all happen. Let’s not fool ourselves, Oprah is a good person but she’s a businesswoman too. She’s going for ratings. OWN could use a boost. Everyone gets off watching a train wreck from a safe vantage point. I haven’t seen the show but hearing about it makes me feel slimy as party to witnessing a once talented, still young young and beautiful woman self destruct.

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