“The D’Amelio Show” Season 2: Everything’s Changed


Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Elizabeth Ippolito

Creator: Aaron Saidman and Eli Holzman

Starring: Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, and Marc D’Amelio

Rating: 3/5 

Everyone’s favorite influencer family is back with another season of their award-winning reality show. Season two of “The D’Amelio Show ” started airing weekly on September 28 and the D’Amelios have changed greatly in a year. Their careers have evolved more than they could ever imagine, but was this really what they wanted?

For those who don’t know the D’Amelio family, here’s what you missed. In 2019, 15-year-old Charli D’Amelio rose to fame on TikTok gaining millions of followers. Sister Dixie D’Amelio rose to fame as well and naturally parents, Heidi and Marc, gained slight popularity as well. In September 2021, The D’Amelios aired season one of “The D’Amelio Show,” and fans were itching to see what this famous family has been up to one year later.

Season two was significantly more intense than season one, drama-wise. The first season talked a lot about the mental toll that fame takes on teens and how not everyone is properly equipped to live in the limelight. These anxieties don’t magically go away and still are pertinent in season two.

Dixie advocates frequently for positive mental health habits when she tells eonline, “I’ve seen the difference from when I’m mentally healthy versus not. When I’m healthy, I could read a comment and it doesn’t mean anything to me. But if I read a comment and it freaks me down for three days, I realize that something is going on and I need to look deeper than people are just being mean online.”

This is a major plot point for Dixie this season especially when we see how her public relationship with influencer Noah Beck was ruined by its popularity in the media. Meanwhile, Dixie’s music career was taking off. From touring with iHeartRadio’s “Jingle Ball” and then to opening for “Big Time Rush” she has truly made a name for herself in the music industry. 

As for Charli, audiences see the young influencer at a roadblock in her life. As she struggles with her mental health as well, she begins to realize the true meaning behind her hate comments. Charli realizes that TikTok won’t last forever and attempts to break into the industry elsewhere. She ends up copying Dixie and working on a music career of her own. All of this information has been out in the open for months, but watching the behind-the-scenes drama was everything audiences want and more. 

Viewers commended the D’Amelio family for their openness on mental health. Today, mental health is talked about more than ever on social media, and though audiences can’t directly relate to the pressure and hardships of being an influencer due to a large media following, everyone knows how anxiety can feel sometimes.

“With social media… everyone is gonna be saying something, and it’s kind of out of your control, but it’s also hard to see and hear,” Charli told eonline. “This allowed us to see up front and personal what’s really going down.” 

As for what’s coming in the future, audiences can get excited for the behind-the-scenes of Heidi and Charli’s run on “Dancing With the Stars,” Marc and Heidi adapting to being empty nesters, Charli and Dixie’s living situation, and if Dixie’s relationship with Noah worked itself out for the better.

Though season three has not yet gotten the green light, “The D’Amelio Show” has had wild success with the first two seasons. The series has won an MTV Movie and TV Award for best new unscripted series. The show has been a hit to audiences but only time will tell for season three.