Okay, hookers – fair warning. Tonight is the season premiere of Jon & Kate + 8 and I will be watching. Not because I love little childers, or unusually large families or abnormally high incidences of twins. No, I will be watching because these people are like the tragic tractor-trailer-car-cow accident you can’t help but stare at, mouth agape. I don’t follow the show all that closely, just whenever I happen to see it on – in fact, this will be the first time I am setting the DVR for it. And like most of you, the recent tabloid scandal du jour regarding these masochists has piqued my interest, so I want to see what happens.
Now, just to get it out there ahead of time:
- I will not be giving fair and balanced consideration to the various difficult family situations for these people
- I will not be watching the show while keeping my own baseless assumptions in check
- I will be judging their marriage and behavior of their brood
- I will be snarking, probably unfairly, on Kate’s hair, Jon’s hairplugs, and the venomous looks I will think they are giving each other
Of course, if the show turns out to be a total bore I’ll be watching either The Dog Whisperer or playoff basketball instead.