Hasselhoff Family To Get Reality Show. Horrible Idea?Mara Siegler
The Hasselhoffs have been put through the public wringer for David’s alcoholism. Everyone has seen the infamous video his daughter took of him struggling to eat a cheesebuger while hammered. Still, despite tab talk, the family does seem close. For some reason they feel the need to prove this by having a reality show.
“The biggest misconception is that we’re not a close family,” Hayley tells PopEater. “We’re all best friends.”
But will a show prove this or will it expose them to ridicule? And are they serious? The most likely reason for doing this show is to revive David’s career and get his daughters Hayley, an aspiring actress, and Taylor Ann, an aspiring musician, respective careers off the ground.
What’s so wrong with that?
I worry for the family because reality TV works on a formula that requires drama and ridiculous behavior in order to have a popular show. It also creates a negative stigma. If his daughters, ages 17 and 20, are looking for serious careers this could delegitimize them.
Take Kim Kardashian for instance: She’s famous buteveryone would think it was a joke if she decided to follow any path other than wearing tight clothes and frolicking on beaches with Justin Bieber. And just look at the Hogan family in post-reality show years. They split up and their kids barely speak to them. Brooke’s singing career has gone nowhere.
But the Hasselhoffs have to be aware of the dangers. This isn’t the first time the family has been on a reality show. In 2009, they were on a program in the UK called Meet the Hasselhoffs. The new series will be presented on A&E. The titled has yet to be decided.
Will you watch? What do you think it shoudl be called? Is this a bad idea?