Monday, November 29, 2010

Television Confession

I was home alone a lot this past weekend. The husband is working overtime and doesn't get home until past dinner time and since I was on Thanksgiving break, I had a lot of time to do chores watch tv. And what did I watch? 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. I'm not that ashamed to admit to watching 16 and Pregnant. It is a pretty good show and I think (other than these girls being on tv) it does a good job not to glamorize teen pregnancy. These girls usually don't graduate from high school, give up their dreams of college and career and find that living with their parents or boyfriend's parents is going to be the reality for the next few years. Even the kids (yes, they are kids) that seem like they are happy at the end of the hour usually have some major disappointment that happened along the way. Life ain't perfect, ya'll. Now, I resisted the pull of Teen Mom until this past week. I didn't care about it and wasn't super familiar with the girls they showcased. But when I watched the episode where Catelynn and Tyler saw the daughter they gave up for adoption, I was pulled in. And then I saw the episode that aired a while before that and saw what CRAPPY parents those two have. WOW. ICK. Considering her mom and his dad (who are married by the way) are such awful people, I can't believe those two teens have such good heads on their shoulders. Other thoughts: -Farrah is a spoiled brat and if I were her dad (is it her step dad? Why does she call him by his name?) I would put his granddaughter down and walk away, refusing to ever "babysit" again until an attitude adjustment takes place. She is so rude. -Amber. Squinty eyed whiny Amber. She is trash. -Maci. Ummmm, her baby daddy is hot. She doesn't seem too dumb but I only saw a couple episodes. Does anyone else want to admit to watching these shows? I know I'm not the only one.

6 comments:

StumpyG said...

I've never seen 16 and Pregnant, but I somehow got sucked into Teen Mom a while ago and watched the whole last season in like a day or two. It's addicting!!

crazy bunny lady said...

Yes, hi, I'm glad you're finally with the program! ;P I agree, it's waaaaaay too addicting. I love it.

Farrah and her ugly cry face and the way she talks bugs the ever living crap outta me. And Amber is beyond ridiculous. I yell at them and want to throw stuff at the TV, but I Can. Not. Look. Away.

Christy said...

Macy is pretty normal. Amber is serious trash...I just read that their daughter has been declared a ward of the state. Super sad situation there. And oh man, Cately and Tyler...I just realized their parents are married about a month ago (I haven't been watching religiously), and that is all kinds of weird!

Morrigan said...

Oh yes I watch both of those. Have them on season pass so I don't miss any new ones. It is my trashy tv.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I LOVE that now! It's the best train wreck on TV. But I think it also does a nice job showing the reality of teen parenthood. Caitlyn is my hero! I really wish more teens would choose adoption like her.

Jen said...

I must admit that I do love both shows! I can watch those marathons for hours on end!