Have you seen this show? I have a wierd love-hate relationship with it. I catch it from time to time when I am surfing the channels, and I always stop. I can’t wrap my head around it. I am not talking about their religion – to each his own and all that. But I don’t see how it can work on a practical level. I like all the women. They all seem like women I would be friends with. I think it’s him that bugs me. I keep picturing him hopping from bed to bed and being quite all right with that. I get the impression that he really likes the limelight. But more importantly, I try and figure out under what circumstance I would ever a) be married to a guy who said, “lets get another wife” b), be friends with that woman, and c) want to have lots and lots of children with that guy. And his other wives. I don’t get it. I am confident I never will.
Did someone mention train wrecks? Because American Gypsy Wedding is that and more. I knew I had stumbled onto trash viewing gold when I flipped past and the girl said she was marrying her first cousin, but that was okay among gypsies. First of all, did anyone know that West Virginia had a lot of American gypsies with big wedding dresses and a gypsy culture? I didn’t know it. Secondly, didn’t it become taboo to marry a first cousin for a reason? And third, does it get any better than a wedding with an enormous dress, a first cousin, and a girl fight? Turn up the volume and pass the popcorn!
You all know about toddler beauty pageants. Once again, not passing judgment, but asking…do you know how much it costs to participate in these weekend events? I am astounded by how much is spent on the costumes (those little dresses cost more than I’ve ever spent on a dress), the tans, and the coaching. We are talking thousands of dollars, and if someone tries to home-spin it, forget it. Those costumes never win. I can see spending that kind of money if a kid was a little older and capable of expressing an intererst, but these little three year-olds? Wow. That’s a lot of dough for someone who probably has a different favorite color every week and cannot handle the disappointment of not getting another popsicle.
Someone explain to me why I am so addicted to this show. I DVR it every year. I watch it every week, and it never changes–they go out, they fish. They either catch a lot of crab, or they don’t. They get mad at each other and their ships rise and fall as they plow through some pretty intense water. I marvel at the attraction to it, why I want to see it, why I want to know how much crab they caught. I don’t get it at all–but I am not alone. Seems like millions of us are caught up with the Deadliest Catch. Five bucks to anyone who can explain to me what is so addictive about this show.
I didn’t go into the Real Housewives, because that’s a whole other post. What fringe TV have you seen that’s made you scratch your head? Is there anything that draws you in and won’t let you go? What’s your summer viewing?