Reality TV Strikes Again

26 May

I hope you had a nice long holiday weekend. I know I did, and I didn’t do much of anything at all. I made lounging a priority on Sunday, and thus, I did what people do whilst they lounge. I watched reality television…Jon and Kate Plus 8, to be specific. Props for the marathon, TLC. I mean, what else was a girl to do on a rainy Sunday?

Having never watched this show before, I’m still in the dark about some things. I don’t live in a hole, so I knew who Jon and Kate were and why they had so many childrens running around. I also knew of the rumored affairs, and how most people think Kate is an overbearing, berating wife (thanks, Joel McHale – he watches it all for us, after all). However, what I am fuzzy on is how this couple went from renewing their vows in Hawaii to not even sitting on the same couch in the newest episode last night. What gives, Gosselins? What happened between then and now?

Did the money and fame that came along with being “Jon and Kate Plus 8” ruin their relationship, or was it headed for failure on its own? Jon seemed very bitter about the show and even having to talk on camera in last night’s season premiere. Has he always had this attitude? It didn’t seem like it while I watched the marathon, but I did see every season. Help me out here, people. Comment or email me your thoughts. And yes, I know I need to get a life. So don’t post that.

And, as if the “Plus 8” drama didn’t depress me enough, I wandered over to MTV last night for The Hills. (Y’all know I love me some Hills, right?) My spirits weren’t lifted by this show, either. Whitney Port has long been gone, Lo hasn’t been seen very much at all, Justin Bobby isn’t there for me to wince at/make constant fun of, and now, Lauren Conrad is leaving. It’s too much. I swear, if Tori and Dean get a divorce, or if the Real Housewives leave NYC, I will need Prozac.

4 Responses to “Reality TV Strikes Again”

  1. Anonymous May 26, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    That show is child abuse plain and simple. Eight children are being exploited for MONEY.

  2. Anonymous May 26, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Personally, I think this is a gold-diggin'publicity stunt. The Octu-mom Nadya and Jim & Michelle Duggar were getting all of the attention and crazy bitch Kate had to do something before her show was cancelled. When did they get that huge house BTW?

  3. Mandi May 26, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    Anon #1, while I’m not sure it qualifies as “abuse,” I do wonder if the Gosselin children would still be being filmed if the show wasn’t making big bucks.Anon #2, you made me laugh – I dig that. And, I think in last night’s episode Kate said it was the sextuplets “first birthday in the new house” so I guess they haven’t had it for long.

  4. Kelly May 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    The Hills is terrible now. It is all about Heidi and Spencer. I wish they would bring back Whitney because I don’t think her show will make it.

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