I could probably (definitely) watch TLC for 3 days straight without getting bored. These reality shows can’t compete with anything else on TV. Polygamists, brides, and huge families all leave me with questions that will, unfortunately, remain unanswered. We just have to embrace the content we’re given with acceptance and humor. For example…
“19 Kids and Counting” – First of all, I’ve been a fan since it was 17 Kids and Counting…just so you know my exquisite taste has not been recently acquired. Second of all, how is Michelle always so calm? Girlfriend has literally been pregnant for my entire life. (That’s 22 years) She always speaks like she’s being recorded for a motivational/self-help CD. Why is the “side hug” a thing? Why do they choose not to hold hands until they get engaged? (Spoiler – the answer is to protect their hearts, but what does that even mean?) Is Jana super bitter about still being at home raising those kids? Is Jill still going to be a midwife? Why is the driving age in Arkansas only 14?????
“Four Weddings” – Why are you constantly complaining that your steak is rare? Why do you think the bride has provide the three people that know nothing about her with a pamphlet guide of the ceremony? I think it’s safe to assume that they will never care about said religion again. #byefelicia Do you think the bride is enjoying the rain/cold/wind/whatever and that it’s only an inconvenience to you?
“Sister Wives/My Five Wives” – Why is a woman marrying 4 or 5 men not a thing yet? It’s 2014, after all. Why is Kody’s hair so long? Who actually dreams of being a third wife as a little girl??? What are you going to do with that philosophy degree?
“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” – HOW? How are you and the baby healthy after 9 months of drinking, manual labor, or whatever else happened during your unknown pregnancy. Why wasn’t there some kind of doctor appointment during that whole time period? These women always have some health concerns but just decide to self medicate and somehow it works out for them. I just don’t understand anything about this one.
“What Not to Wear” – Stacey, please dye that gray streak. You look ridiculous, not distinguished. Can I get on this show if I buy a bunch of ugly clothes to get a free shopping spree? Why does this makeup artist give everyone the exact same look? Also, you didn’t invent highlighting. Sorry.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” – I don’t even question anything on this show. I accept the cheese balls, stockpile of toilet paper, and subtitled English with open arms. Watch it. Love it.
Finally, the fact that TLC stands for “The Learning Channel” – LOL