I fully admit I was never a faithful Jon & Kate Plus 8 viewer. I had seen a couple episodes and had quickly determined that Kate was a controlling wench of a wife. This weekend there was a Jon & Kate marathon on TLC. I obviously couldn’t watch all of it because I do have kids of my own that need attention, but I did watch a lot of episodes and feel like I have a better picture of the Gosselin family. Oh, and I still think Kate is a controlling wench of a wife.
I don’t understand why people talking about the decline of the Gosselin marriage. In every episode I saw, no matter what season, Jon looked miserable, stoned and completely checked out. He never got a word in edgewise and on the rare occasion that he was allowed to articulate a thought, Kate would edit what he was saying and reinterpret it in her own words.
So what did you think of last night’s premiere? First of all, I don’t know why Jon and Kate didn’t come out and say that they are separated — they so obviously are. Jon Gosselin is done, outta there, so over it. My guess is that they’ll keep up this “working on it” facade for this season and then that will be it for the show. Of course I also fully expect Kate Gosselin to get a cooking show on Food Network — it’s the next logical career step for her.
Can we talk about Kate for a minute? She strikes me as very manipulative and disingenuous. In last night’s episode it seemed as if she was very intentionally trying to be more likable. She laughed a lot, tried to be friendly with the other moms at the birthday party, was overly affectionate with her kids. Clearly, she’s rallying public support.
I’m also wondering if anyone took a count of how many times the phrases “for the kids,” and “doing it on my own,” were uttered? It’s tough being a single parent but “doing it on my own” doesn’t have quite the same impact when you are getting paid $65,000 an episode to basically do a craft with your kids on camera. And it also doesn’t have quite the same impact when you have three hundred dollars of highlights and lowlights on your head.
Is there one J&K+8 fan out there willing to say that they believe the Gosselin’s will work through this strife and stay together?
Do I hear crickets?