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TV Series Review

Wouldn't it be so cool to look into the future and know what's going to happen? You'd always know what was cooking for dinner. You could avoid that uncomfortable meeting at work. And you'd know exactly what Plugged In would say about every movie ever. What a life.

But looking into the future isn't always that great. The ability apparently comes with its own set of difficulties, and you might discover that life isn't always what you envision.

Raven Baxter and her family know all about the future (including its ups and downs) in Disney's new series, Raven's Home.

It's The Future I Can See

Raven's Home is a spinoff from the Disney original series, That's So Raven. The original focused on the titular star when she was an average high schooler, learning to navigate her world (and her visions) with the help of family and friends. Created in the early 2000's, That's So Raven had a 100-episode run, making it the longest-running show in Disney channel history.

Now Raven is back, but this time she's a single mom living with her twins, Nia and Booker, her best friend, Chelsea, and Chelsea's son, Levi. Together, the lot share space in a Chicago apartment as Raven and Chelsea work to raise their children, follow their dreams and, well, occasionally peer into the future. * *Raven doesn't think her kids need to know about her mysterious visions—until the day her son, Booker, has a glimpse into the future while at school. Good thing he has a pretty cool mom to help him figure it all out. He just has to convince everyone else that his visions are real.

It's So Mysterious To Me

Back in the day, That's So Raven was a clean show that didn't wade into drugs, sex or profanity. And although Raven's abilities were supernatural, she used her abilities to help others and learn about herself.

Things are still pretty clean around Raven's Home, but not everything's the same. Raven, a divorced, single mom, wants what is best for her kids, and she tries to be a shining example. Her kids, Nia and Booker mimic their mom in sass, and are sweet, spunky and filled with jokes.Nia likes a boy or two, but Raven is quick to stop any flirtingAnd the twins have plenty of friends who crack jokes and have attitudes just like them.Mean words include "loser" and "weirdo," tempers and attitudes can rise and potty humor abounds.

But in Raven's Home, love, fun and family are still what matter most.

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Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter; Jason Maybaum as Levi Grayson; Sky Katz as Tess; Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Grayson; Isaac Ryan Brown as Booker Baxter-Carter; Navia Ziraili Robinson as Nia Baxter-Carter






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