Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I have to ask. What is the fascination with...

...Jon and Kate plus 8??? I get more traffic from google.com searches for that one topic than anything that I ever wrote in this blog. I thought it was a mistake. But sure enough, all day long, people are searching for Jon and Kate information. Wow!!! I only talked about it once, well twice now. Sorry to disappoint any one, but this is definitely not a Jon and Kate blog. I watched one full episode, thought they were insane to get pregnant for a second time with use of fertility pills and really didn't like the way Kate interacted with Jon. He seemed like the ninth child the way she talked to him at times. I figured the rest of the series would be more of the same.

But I read somewhere, I'm not sure where now, that that is the reason so many people watch this show. Unlike other "reality" TV show, this doesn't appear to be scripted in any way. Also, those of us with children especially, may look at our lives and think that things in our lives are sooooooooooooo much better in comparison. If they can do all that on one salary with eight kids, what the hell are those of us with only one or two kids complaining about? Although, I have to believe that they are getting some subsidy from TLC. Why else broadcast your private family life to the world? And seeing that there is so much interest on the Internet, there has got be a way for the family to capitalize.

4 comments:

The Girl From Park Heights said...

OMG! So funny to read this cause I'm watching it right now! Ha! And I love this lil show. Funny thing is I don't know why.

Maybe because I'm not really watching much TV to begin with these days but also because when I'm getting ready for bed, I like watching shows that are low in stimulation, things I can fall asleep to (Family Guy having the opposite effect) and something about this show kinda comforts me. I dunno.

I also like how real their family is. The parent sdo fight, the kids sometimes act up but its all good, its their lives and real lives. Could also because I'm hoping to start a family in the next few years and its a slice of domestic life and motherhood. But times 8!

Not Your Average Male said...

You know what they should make? Jon & Kate Plus 8 contraceptives. The commercial would be simple:

(a family portrait)

Jon: Don't want this to happen to you?

(shot of all 8 children ransacking the house in a particularly vicious pillow fight)

Kate: Then there's only one choice...

Jon & Kate: Wrap that shit up, B!

Narrator: Jon & Kate Plus 8, the complete line of prophylatics -- available at your local drugstore!

Dead Charming said...

I've only seen the show twice, but here's my take on it (and I'm stealing what my little brother said):

"Whenever I watch him put up with her, I just want to give him a hug...and then buy him an 18-year-old hooker. He totally deserves it."

It's crass, but it pretty much sums up my take on the whole show.

Anonymous said...

i really only watch it because the kids are so damn cute...jon and kate are funny too cause they seem like they don't like each other....which is funny to me for some reason....