Monday, May 25, 2009

Jon and Kate

I watched the season premiere of Jon and Kate Plus Eight tonight. I'm not an avid fan of the show. I have watched it here and there when there isn't anything else I'm interested in on. I actually wanted to see this episode, though. I waited all last week to see it. I don't know why I suddenly was interested. I wasn't interested in the stories in magazines about Jon cheating on Kate. I never even opened any of those magazines. I never watched any of the stories on TV about the issue. But, I wanted to see this episode.

I've always thought that, judging by the episodes I have seen, Kate is kind of mean to Jon and that Jon kind of deserves it. Kate runs around doing this and that and Jon pretty much has to be told everything to do. This isn't that unusual. This is how many couple function including Russ and I. It just looks worse when it is broadcasted on national TV.

There were a couple of things that really bothered me about this episode. First, Kate said that somewhere along the way Jon and her became different people and that they aren't on the same path anymore or something to that effect. What I want to know is when were they ever the same person? They've always been super different, but it's always worked for them in the past. What changed there? Also, what do they think marriage is? It's a series of compromises. It has to be for it to work. Marriage involves being on the same path and if they are on different paths, then one of them needs to compromise and get on the same path. That's what it's all about. I believe that is part of the reason the divorce rate is so awful. People want what they want when they want it and there is no compromise about anything. It's either my way or the highway. What a horrible way of thinking. No wonder this country (and world really) is going to pot. The other thing that bothered me is that they are tired of the paparazzi. Okay, I can see that. It must be very annoying to walk out your front door and be swarmed by camera men. I can't help but think "what did you expect?" They signed up to do a show that was going to be aired on national TV. They have done numerous seasons of the show. What did they expect would happen? I understand wanting to document their children's lives, but what did they seriously expect?

After that episode, I'm not interested anymore. I may catch an episode now and again, but as for watching it religiously every week? I don't think so.
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3 comments:

Elana Kahn said...

I've never watched the show and don't plan to now!

Btw, I tagged you! Go check it out: http://elanasmusings.blogspot.com/2009/05/8-8-on-8.html

melissa said...

From the episodes I've seen Kate is not a nice person at all. Jon was just her stepping mat is how she treated him. Quite degrading.

What bothered me was all I heard from Kate last night was how stupid of decision Jon has made, yet she took no blame at all. She told how Jon doesn't like being a stay-at-home dad, how he doesn't like having the show anymore, and a few other things...and in the next sentence said something along the lines of, "how do we fix it, I'm not sure". I thought it was painfully obvious how to start going about fixing it since she had said point by point what the problems were.

If my child ever called me by the babysitters name, I would hang absolutely everything up. How much more of a push do you need that says you aren't there enough for your children?

There was just so much wrong in that show last night. Yeah, not so interested in watching it either. I'm not interested in watching a family fall apart. (oops, sorry I wrote so much!)

Melanie said...

I haven't really watched the show either. Pretty much like you.. here and there when there isn't anything else on. But I too wanted to watch this episode for some reason. I feel sorry for the kids. They have no clue what is going on. That sucks. Marriage is 50/50. It's all about compromise! Things don't always go as you would like but you just take what you are given and deal with it. I don't think either of them are dealing with it. Maybe they should seek some help, I don't know.. but it's the kids that will get hurt in the end. Sad.