Monday, June 22, 2009

I Swear This is the Last Time...

That I will blog about Jon and Kate. I just got done watching the new episode where they shared their"big announcement" and I have to say...I am a little surprised. Not that they are getting separated (because that was pretty obvious) but that they STILL plan to do the show!!!! Seriously? If you are that sick of paparazzi and tabloids airing your family's dirty laundry, why would you EVER want to continue that? They both talk about wanting a normal, happy life for their kids and obviously...things have been anything but normal for them. I know that Kate said they are continuing the show to "provide for the kids" and "record memories", but is it really worth it at this point? I mean, does America really want to watch a family go through a divorce? Do they really want to watch Kate all sad and mopey because she is doing everything on her own? I have to say...the past two episodes have been really uncomfortable. And I know they are going to try extra hard to put on a happy face and make everything seem peachy keen. And maybe in time things will run like clockwork. There are lots of divorced families in the world that make it work. But really...do they need to show this process on TV? I have to be honest...I don't think I want to watch the show anymore. I just don't feel right about it. My belief is that they need to quit and if I continue to watch (and blog) about the show...I am participating in the whole mess. What do you all think? Did tonight's episode turn you off at all? Do you still plan to watch the show in the future?

13 comments:

  1. Tonight's episode was EXTREMELY uncomfortable. I will no longer watch! They say they bought the house/property/privacy for the kids! Get real! I'm done with it!

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  2. Tonight was the first time I actually watched it. I was thinking of you while I was watching it wondering what you were thinking. They should be DONE! They continue to say when then kids don't want to do the show anymore they will stop but I also think if you asked them if they wanted ice cream for dinner every night they would say yes as well. So very, very, very, sad. He is done, wants to be done and she is holding on to whatever money she can get out of it. I really hope that people stop watching it (not going to happen) to force the show to stop and allow that family to heal if at all possible. Who wants their awkward children's birthday party or the day they got their houses as a reminder that it was the day their mommy and daddy hated each other on tv??? Okay I'll get off my soap box. I'm just so sad for this family.

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  3. I'm sad. I'm not going to lie. I hope that they rethink and just seperate for a while before they plunge into divorce. I wish that they would give up the show and pull together, but at the same time I understand the point of not giving up to the media. Is it worth your family's history? Absolutely not. However, only J&K know where their relationship actually is... maybe it's been going on under cover for several years. I think it is kind of interesting that everyone has such foul things to say about a family that is just as much "normal" as a family that has married parents. This day in age, it is almost just as normal to have divorced parents. But, of course that is shunned and J&K will be shunned for giving up on their marriage. In my opinion... sometimes divorce is better for the kids. It all depends on the situation. I suppose I like to see the glass as half full and I tend to NOT want to go with the mainstream trends! So, I choose to still like the Gosselin family and hope the best for them, whatever they choose to do. I think they are blessed to be able to afford to have the situation where the kids stay stable and the parents are the ones who will take turns in the house.... I suppose I'll stop there... but I think you should still blog about them! HAHA! :0)

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  4. That was the first episode I watched in a while. I stopped watching around the time they baought their mansion. I just felt that the exploitation of the kids was getting a little out of control. I also really felt sorry for Jon. I know it isn't right to blame Kate, but I think she needs to get some therapy for her OCD and controlling issues.

    I will say, I felt really bad for both of them last night, even though I think they brought this all on themselves.

    I really hope that those children will be ok.

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  5. I haven't had a chance to see yesterday's episode, but I don't think I will watch anymore.
    The only reason I like that show is because they were a cute, happy family. If they are no longer happy, I don't want to watch it. I'm not in it for the drama. I liked it better when they were happy and slightly dysfunctional, just like the rest of us.

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  6. Mom - I am done with it too I think.

    Kelly - I agree 100%. Jon has fully checked out. He even used the word "excited" last night when talking about his future single life. Eric thinks he would be "excited" too if he was finally getting away from kate. I don't think she is all to blame though, but regardless of who is to blame...they need to end that show. I don't want to watch another awkward birthday party or brunch. No thanks! You and I could talk for hours about this. Call me. Ha!

    Chelsi - I am sad too. I was really hoping that they would quit the show and try to work it out. But you are right...we don't know what went on behind close doors and I completely agree that some kids are better off with divorced parents, especially if the environment with them together was unhealthy. And yes...i still like the Gosslin family too. They just got themselves into a huge mess and they need to work on fixing it...not work on making more money. Thats my opinion anyway :-)

    Seersucker - I feel bad for them both too. I feel bad that Jon is so over everything that he feels the need to just run and I feel bad that Kate is struggling with being alone. But like you said...they brought this on themselves and they need to deal with the consequences. I guess I feel the most bad for the kiddies.

    Rachel - Haha! I know...we are all slightly disfunctional so who are we to judge :-) And that is what I liked about the show...it was very real. But this season has been so sad and uncomfortable to watch. That isn't fun for me...watching people suffer. So I think I am done.

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  7. I didn't watch last nights episode yet. (Hubs refused!) I did read everything that they are getting divorced but this is the first time I saw they are going to continue with the show. I think that is a really terrible idea. It is a hard enough time in a childs life to go through that much less while having your life recorded. I think it will paint a much prettier picture of divorce than it is and set a bad example. Ugg. So sad.

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  8. I don't think we have any right to judge them. We obviously can only go by what the camera shows us and of course it's made Kate out to be a monster but come on, it takes two to make a marriage work and it takes just as many to end one. Yes, she looked to be a bully to Jon, but I'm sure he's got his indiscretions and issues. I think it's sad that they didn't just end the show and try to save their marriage. And I can't believe that they might not have tried marriage counseling. I don't know if I'll watch anymore or not..the damage is done so not watching isn't going to really change anything. I just worry about their children. And I guess I'm kind of hoping that somehow they'll find a way to make it all work out.

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  9. I agree with Autumn. I don't know why I care so much, but I've come back twice this morning to check comments! :0) I hope they'll get some counseling or something... Don't listen to me... Hell, I still think Nick and Jessica will get back together! *kidding* Kind of...

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  10. At the end of the day, it's just so sad, isn't it? Did you see that Kate's brother and his wife are now urging people to stop watching the show? They say that since the Gosselins won't stop it themselves, they need some help in seeing why it is detrimental to their family.

    So so so sad. :(

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  11. today they halted production. Good call!!! why have the entire world watch the train wreck!

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  12. I completely agree with you Jen. I am not watching anymore. I wish that they would have taken some time away from the show to reflect on their family...but then taking some time off might have cut into Kate's spa days. Sorry if anyone is a Kate fan but I am definitely not.

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  13. You girls have some fantastic comments. I agree with all of you. I am glad to hear they halted production today. Maybe enough people voiced their concerns and/or disgust in their decision to continue. Lets hope that this family finds some sort of peace very soon.

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