I’m a huge fan of slow moving trainwrecks.
I’m not talking category fivers a la Lindsay Lohan… that girl is beyond recall.
I’m talking about Kate Gosselin’s 2 left feet, Britney Spears’ spiral into a mandatory conservatorship, and more recently, Mel Gibson’s hate-laced voice recordings.
All of this, of course, means I’ve been a huge fan of Jersey Shore and was the first of my friends to hype up that brain cell reducing show. Although, to be honest, I think it’s recently lost its magic - I don’t like their perpetuation of the double standard that boys who slut it up are cool bros while girls who do the same are dirty whores. One guy even said something to the likes of, “She brings guys home all the time. Girls shouldn’t do that. That’s a boy thing.”
What the hell?! But I’ll save the angry feminist tirade for another day.
Not before I say: people who say “youse” should not be allowed on TV.
Anyway, back to the slow moving trainwrecks… has anyone watched the first episode of Sister Wives on TLC? I’m completely fascinated with it. This show follows Kody Brown, his three current wives, and the newest addition of the fourth clearly youngest, clearly hottest wife. (Robyn is on the far right)
One of these things is not like the other.
While I cannot fathom this lifestyle, I can appreciate that TLC portrays this (and I struggle to use this word) family as normal people. And not weirdos. Though they totally are.
Take for example, their alien attitudes towards intimacy. Robyn and Kody sealed their engagement with a kiss, which upset the 3rd wife who apparently didn’t engage in any mouth-to-mouth contact with her shared husband until they were at the altar. That’s really three quarters impressive and one quarter crazy.
And in summary, I enjoy bad television.