Jon and Kate Equals H8October 5, 2009 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
Let me be very clear, I did not know (and still don’t care) about the whole Jon and Kate melodrama. Each time you hear a new story about how Jon is a douchenozzle and Kate is obsessed with media celebrity as they both have jacked up their unusual breeding situation for reality television nirvana, I sort of cringe.
Reality shows are a dime a dozen now. Some of them are so trashily horrific, it’s like watching a train wreck after drinking a bottle of Jose in one long gulp. (In all fairness, I do like some reality shows for this reason alone.) On the other hand, the shows with kids in them make me run to the hills. I have no interest.
I guess a reality show where my oldest niece recently learned to sing and burp at the same time just doesn’t have the same gusto about it.
Over the summer, every single time I have opened up what I thought was a news website, I’ve seen headlines about this gruesome twosome. And, apparently Jon Boy emptied their bank account over the weekend. Well ain’t that damned skippy filled with an extra cup of asshattery for your children.
Here’s my cunning plan. News people (I’m looking at you extra hard NBC and Larry King) should just give it a rest. I realize that, in many ways, we are a TMZ nation these days. And I guess it’s not different than back in the 30s and 40s when celebrity/movies kept a nation at ease during a depression. (Wait, that sounds eerily familiar.) Well, if the ratings of this gag-inducing show are any indication, let’s see, not many people are watching it but then you have to look at it’s a cable show so rating are different in those arenas. And second of all, it’s apparent that Daddy Jon can’t handle his 15 minutes of fame in the least. And on the backend of three, wasn’t Kate a bit of a shrew during this show’s first few seasons?
I don’t know. I’m not picking sides because I don’t care. I haven’t seen it, I just keeping see reports on a show that is supposed to be about a large family. There are eight kids here, two parents trying to destroy each other and Mainstream Media is egging it on.
I don’t see this as entertainment in the least.