Lindsay Lohan's reality show: What's the verdict?

Lindsay Lohan chronicles her focus on sobriety in OWN's "Lindsay" docu-series.

Story highlights

  • Lindsay Lohan's OWN reality series debuted Sunday
  • The hourlong episode covered Lohan's move to New York
  • She was accompanied by a sober coach as she tried to adhere to a clean lifestyle
After all the arrests, court appearances, trips to jail and rehab stays, Lindsay Lohan has turned to reality TV.
On Sunday night, the 27-year-old made her latest comeback attempt in the OWN network's "Lindsay," a docu-series that came across in its first episode as part "E! True Hollywood Story" and part "Intervention," with a dash of "Hoarders." (Lohan, apparently, gets rid of nothing.)
The premise is to follow Lohan around as she tries to piece her personal and professional life back together after six years of documented turmoil. And so last summer, less than a week after she completed a 90-day stay at a Malibu rehab facility -- a place that actually aired commercials during the show -- Lohan sat down with OWN's Oprah Winfrey for an interview and began filming.
The trailer indicated that there would be no glossing over Lohan's flaws and missteps, as crew members and OWN staff openly commented on the ways Lohan was making production difficult. But in its first hour, viewers didn't get any of that.
Instead, the show tracked the former child star as she messily packed up and moved from Los Angeles to New York, tried to find her own place, saw her younger sister walk in a fashion show and squeezed in an impromptu shopping trip. Her jewelery needed to be organized, and then she needed to change hotel rooms.
Other than a brilliant "Fetch" T-shirt being flashed at one point, that was about as exciting as it got.
Yet in the midst of all that minutiae, the core of "Lindsay" is the star's focus on sobriety. Lohan's numerous low points are tallied throughout the episode, and she's frequently accompanied by a sober coach. If nothing else, OWN's "Lindsay" wants to be the portrait of a young artist in recovery.
Does it succeed? Maybe for fans of Lohan's (and she does still have them, as "Lindsay" proved by chatting up strangers on the street about the actress) or the compassionate