In the big announcement on TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8, both parents agreed to stop the constant filming and take a break to get counseling and heal the family.
I totally agree. What parent wants to put their kids through the trauma of a divorce and then play it over and over on season re-runs?
Oh, wait. That's not quite accurate. What did they say? The show must go on... The parents will revolve in and out of the house, presumably dragging more baggage and different bedfellows with them.
It wasn't great TV to begin with. Jon & Kate Plus 8. How weird that "reality" shows are anything but realistic.
I thought the most bizarre moment occurred when the kids were sitting down saying, "Shh... we're trying to do an interview."
What have we done when we raise kids believing that all the world actually WANTS to gather around them and stoop down to document each and every precious word? Let's be honest, sometimes I zone out and give the obligatory head nod, ummhmmm.
Or that everyone knows what they had for dinner last night, ala The Truman Show? Or that they can demand attention and the latest toys multiplied by 8? Can you imagine how disrupting and dysfunctional these kids will grow up being if they are accustomed to a film crew and a truck that deliverers goodies during sweeps season?
My recommendation for special guest: Dr. Phil.
Will the show go on? What's on the schedule for upcoming episodes? Will it be Jon and his girlfriend have a sleepover? Jon and Kate break the bad news to the kids? Kate goes on a shopping spree and is confronted by angry viewers? Sextuplets act up in school when teacher refuses to film spelling bee? Kate goes on a date? Jon and kids hit the clubs because "he's only 32?"
What will we be watching? If we watch the demise of a family, what does that say about our society? TLC=The Learning Channel. I'm learning more about myself and this world and I don't like what I see.
I honestly hope they can save this family. Forget the show, save the marriage.