Did you all make it a Gosselin night? I just love that now they have been dedicating Wednesday nights to all the great Jon & Kate episodes that I love. Since its a day I work, by night time I really need to put the kids to bed, watch a few episodes and blog at midnight. Then I go to bed a happy person till 6am baby crying. I hope TLC continues with this...
Unscripted vs. Reality TV: Which do you choose?
I found such a super cool article I have to share from The San Francisco Chronicle regarding the difference between Unscripted vs. Reality tv:
"The easiest way to settle the issue is to separate "unscripted" from "reality" television, even if that's technically not possible. So how do you tell the difference? If you feel like a voyeur, need to take a shower or worry about the sorry state of humankind after watching it, that's reality television. If you were entertained without abject, crippling shame ("American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars") or you learned something - even if it came while watching guys blow stuff up on "MythBusters" - then it's probably an acceptable form of unscripted television. And yes, there's ever so much to ridicule on TLC, but viewers who go in for "Jon & Kate Plus 8" or "Little People, Big World" are not bad people. They want emotional stories that move them. And when they don't, they watch "What Not to Wear" or "Say Yes to the Dress" - but it could be a whole lot worse."
I happen to LOVE Dancing with the Stars seasons prior and counted on nights like these to catch up on J &K. Since Dancing for the first time in years was not a very good season, I dedicated my nights here even though I probably already saw this episode on Monday. I love this show because I can watch it over and over and not get bored. Be entertained so much by both Kate and the kids I even have the DVD's for the nights when they arent on. (I got them as a gift ;)
Thank you So Much Alana for Classifying me
Lets be honest, getting things new and interesting to talk about is not that easy. I myself sometimes TROLL the boards to get ideas to discuss. I rarely get on the IMDB board, but there was an interesting (you can always tell a good debate if the thread is long) topic about the Tups being ill behaved at the wedding. So many had opinions about why for their age could they not sit still at the wedding. Most say they know kids that sit throughout church for a whole hour without a peep. How Kate should be embarassed (even though she wasnt) that she had to disipline her kids at her own ceremony. Well just a few things. 1. I'm sure at church there werent 6 kids the exact age sitting together 2. Kids that age I'm sure need to be given play toys ot keep them occupied at least 3. All kids are different based on upbringing and shouldnt all be categorized. I dont think the Tups are bratty at all because they needed to be told to sit down. It was an exciting event that was best not to pick a fight about who stood and who didnt.
And finally I told a few people on other boards that I would post this, even though I was done bashing GWOP for the week. There was a comment by a person named Alana which stated the following:
"I've come to the conclusion that the major difference between the 'fans' who still love the JOK Show and the former fans who 'get it' is EDUCATION. IMO, the KON fans can relate to Jon and Kate. They aren't very smart, never finished school (COLLEGE), married young and had children right away,tend to think for the moment instead of planning, are selfish in a negative way, have a "me-too" mentality to go with their "me-first" attitude,never set short term goals in order to meet long-term goals, have jobs instead of careers, and argue and fight with extended family members because the drama gives them the adrenaline rush they need to get off their a___s!"
I can start a whole blog about people that appear to be this uneducated.. I admit I classify most of the people who post on GWOP as hating bitter trolls so to each is own. But the shame and sadness is that you wish we were all that dumb. Myself having a Bachelors Degree, married later in life & continuing part-time in my career I will say that sterotyping people neatly in that package confirms to us the type of people that frequent that site. And the moderators that put those types of posts up.