Let me admit this first: I used to watch Jon & Kate + 8....when it was actually somewhat entertaining. I even Tivo'd it for a time.
Then it became annoying. And fake. And Kate turned into Superbitch. So I took it off the Tivo schedule and stopped watching.
When the show first started it seemed to be about a real family dealing with real issues and struggling to make it all work. Now, it has turned into a show about a ''tv created' family dealing with the tabloids and struggling to get as many freebies and product placements as possible. It's not reality TV anymore...it's just crap.
That being said, I (like 7 million other people out there) tuned in to Monday's "Season 5" premiere.
What a train wreck.
Here are a few thoughts:
- in the 'flashbacks' Kate actually looked like your normal mom - frazzled, hair not quite done, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts to run errands .... this was when the show was more about the kids than Kate...but....
- ...flash foward to the present day and her trip to the party store: hair perfectly styled, designer high heeled boots paired with jeans and a cute top and coat. I'm sorry...but are you freakin' kidding me? What mom gets dressed like THAT to go to the party store with 8 kids in tow? I'll tell you who....the mom who KNOWS the paparazzi will be there and she wants to be sure that the next cover of US Weekly has a good photo of her! Gah. She's a horrible disgusting person.
- I don't feel any sympathy for Kate. She tried (very hard) to put on this air of being funny and witty and friendly and it all felt forced and fake. The whole laughing-at-the-bugs part was so contrived. No one who is that big of a control freak would laugh at swarms of bugs crashing her kids' party. Please. And she tries to put on this air of "oh poor me"...well, girlfriend, you brought this upon yourself. You are a shrew. You treat your husband as if he's the 9th child. And all this 'boo hoo why is the media picking on me' crap is just that - CRAP.
- Those poor kids. They are the only victims in this whole train wreck.
If Jon & Kate had any compassion they would stop this charade now and kick out the cameras and focus on fixing their family (if it can even be fixed -- it might be totally beyond repair).