TLC To Air Real Life 'Big Love' - Enough Already!kellidaisy
I remember when TLC used to be all about The Wedding Story, The Baby Story and Trading Spaces (with Paige Davis). Now it’s all about families with an insane number of children, finding the most obese people in America or crazy people who dress their children up like dolls and live the pageant life. You’d be hard pressed to learn anything from The Learning Channel these days, except that the more insane your life seems to be the better shot you have of getting your own show (anyone remember My Monkey Baby??!) And that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, as TLC has just announced that one of its new Fall shows will be a real life Big Love.
Sister Wives is a new show set to premiere on TLC this fall about a fundamentalist Mormon family with one husband and four “sister wives”. Um, ew. According to RadarOnline.com, “Kody Brown is married to Meri and has two other “sister wives,” Janelle and Christine. Brown is bringing a fourth wife into the family, Robyn. They have 13 children collectively and live in Utah and the show gives a glimpse into a real life Big Love. ” “There are three [wives] in one home with separate apartments and I’m separate right now. We’re hoping to be all in one home.”
Really TLC? Are you that desperate for ratings, or is this for shock value? I’m not sure what anyone has to learn’ from a program like this. I don’t want my children for one minute to think that it is in any way acceptable for a man to live with 4 women in the name of religion, or in the name of anything for that matter. And according to the interview with RadarOnline.com, “While Kody has four wives the family isn’t looking to add any “Brother Husbands”. “I’m worried about them digging on another guy, I’m worried about the competition,” he admitted. Really? How shocking that the polygamist isn’t into equality.
I enjoy a good reality show as much as the next person. But I wish we could go back to the kinds of reality shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race, where there was some competition involved. Watching people eager for their 15 minutes of fame by selling out their families is getting a little old! Has no one learned anything from Jon & Kate? TLC seems eager to garner ratings by finding the most outlandish families possible and exploiting them for their own benefit. I think I’ll stick to my polygamist marriages on HBO, I don’t need to see them on TLC.