“The Family Stallone”: Season 1 (2023) / Z-View

The Family Stallone: Season 1 (2023)

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Flavin-Stallone, Sophia Rose Stallone, Sistine Rose Stallone, Scarlet Rose Stallone, Frank Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Vincent Piazza and Al Pacino.

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The Plot…

The Family Stallone gives us a peek at the life of, you guessed it, the Stallone family: Sly, Jennifer, Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.

Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…

Season 1 feature eight episodes here are thoughts and highlights of each…

S1.E1 ∙ Meet the Stallones: We get a peak behind the scenes on Tulsa King.  The girls pull a prank on Sly that looks to set him off!

S1.E2 ∙ The Currency of Time: Sly realizes the clock is ticking and nothing is more valuable than time and how you spend it.  The girls visit Uncle Frank’s house.  Any time Frank is on, expect great tv.  I’d love a tour of his house since it contains so much memorabilia and cool items.  A reality show with Frank would be out of control.

S1.E3 ∙ Leaving the Nest: The Focus for this episode is on Scarlet (who is heading off to college) and Jennifer who is suffering from empty nest syndrome.

S1.E4 ∙ The Show must Go On: Scarlet and her boyfriend break up and the girls worry how she’ll take it.  Sly heads to Atlantic City with Frank who will be performing.  Right before showtime, Frank gets unexplained nose bleeds.  (I wish we got more of Sly & Frank in Atlantic City.)

S1.E5 ∙ Unwaxed and Unfiltered: Scarlet and Sly head to Oklahoma for their roles in Tulsa King. I love the behind-the-scenes stuff for the series.  Frank, who admits he’s never watched Sistine & Sophia’s Unwaxed podcast, wants to be featured on an episode.  The girls have some concerns because you never know what Frank may say and they don’t want any blowback.  Sly encourages them to have Frank on since he’s family.

S1.E6 ∙ The Stallones Go West: Sophia was born with a hole in her heart and it’s time for her annual check-up. It’s a reality check to see that there are some things that fame and fortune can’t control.

S1.E7 ∙ Green Light Fight: Sophia is working on a novel.  Sistine sells her first script for a horror movie.  Sister drama ensues.

S1.E8 ∙ Philadelphia Story: Sly wants a family trip to Philadelphia, but Scarlet has just started college and doesn’t want to leave for the weekend.

I’m not a fan of most reality shows.  Truth be told if this wasn’t about Sly and his family, my interest level wouldn’t be near as high.  It’s cool to see Sly hanging out for pizza with Al Pacino, visiting Arnold’s office, Sly’s office and the Stallone house.  The affection that the Stallone’s have for each other is evident.

Bring on Season 2!

The Family Stallone: Season 1 (2023) earns 5 of 5 stars.