Jon and Kate Plus 8

TLC (ended 2009)





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  • I love to watch this show. I tend to learn new things everytime I watch it. The kids are adorable. It is just a fabulous show to watch. It is truely my favorite. I look foward to watching it every monday.

    This show is wonderful. I find myself learning new things everytime that I watch it. Like the episode where Kate is getting ready to go in for sugery. She prepares meals for Jon and the kids. I noticed when she was cooking meatloaf she just threw everything that needed to be chopped up in the food processor and put it in the mixture. I sat there and thought you know how much time that would save me for when Im cooking. I have Eczema on my hand and it gets really bad where if Im chopping things that the food irritates it. But Im planning on getting a food processor soon. I think that is a great idea. Thank you Kate!!!
  • This show was okay until they started exploiting the kids.

    When it first premiered, Jon & Kate Plus 8 was a decent show. It documented the lives of the Gosselin family of ten. It was interesting to see how the parents would survive raising eight children. Recently, however, Jon had been rumored to be having an an affair and the focus shifted from the children to Jon & Kate's crumbling marriage. What really annoys me is that when the focus was gradually shifting back to the children, people were complaining because of that. If they are going to do this, they should at least change the name. I suggest something like "Reality Television Destroys a Family". At least that would make more sense.

    Grade: C- (newer episodes)

    Grade: B (older episodes)
  • The best show on TLC. My fovorite show the best ever.

    I love this show. Everyone is sooooo funny it. Should go forever. It never gets old. My favorite is the one in Hawaii. The boys are the best no doubt. Me, my mom and my sisters all love this show. Even most of my friends watch this show. People who say they hate it have no taste in great shows. I think it is the best show ever. Still it is the best show E V E R. I think everyone should watch this show. Kate is More high strung than my mom. I'd hate to eat all organic food all the time.
  • A show I love to watch

    Jon & Kate plus eight is a reality TV show which follows the lives of the Gosselins and their 8 children. Jon, Kate and their kids are really part of a unique family. Jon and Kate first had twin girls, Maddie and Cara, they then decided to add another child to their family, but got more than they bargained for, Kate became pregnant with 6 babies. The show basically follows the family (Jon, Kate, Maddie, Cara, Alexis, Leah, Hannah, Aden, Joel and Colin), as they go about their daily lives. I enjoy this show, as it gives a good insight into what life is like with multiple children and the chaos which it can cause.
  • I don't know how you do it!!

    8 kids. WOW. that is utterly amazing. This show has become one of my favorites, as watching it is just way fun! Whether I'm giggling at the end of an episode, or feeling as exhausted as Jon and Kate look, I always wish that the new episode was airing right away! It is truly awesome how Jon and Kate can be such loving, caring parents to each and every one of their kids. They never make exceptions or limitations because of their large family. They do things as if they have only one child to attend to. Jon and Kate plus 8 is a wonderful family show, sure to keep viewers of any age captivated!
  • A good show at first, but I immediately sensed the impending doom.

    I'll admit, I watched the show in the early days. And I liked it. It was a good show back then. I mainly watched it for the kids. It was fun seeing each child's personality, and how they reacted to the world around them.

    Jon and Kate, on the other hand, I favored less. On top of that, I immediately sensed trouble between them; I can distinctly remember watching earlier episodes and thinking, 'I wonder when they'll completely fall apart?'

    So needless to say, I wasn't exactly surprised when everything...well, fell apart. I began sensing it after they moved into the new house. That was my first indication that Kate, specifically, had changed. I remember watching the episode in which they got the dogs (which they had to return because Kate really didn't want them, surprise surprise), taking one look at Kate, and going "What in the crud is THAT?"

    It's only gotten worse from there. Now that the divorce is happening, Jon and Kate have been acting like completely spoiled brats, in my opinion. Divorce is hard for any kid to handle, I'm assuming; imagine what those poor children must be feeling, seeing their parents act like they are. The children are the only people I have any amount of sympathy for in this case.

    I have no sympathy for Jon or Kate, because to me, they've just become greedy, desperate for attention, and contradicting (saying they have no money to pay bills, then talking about buying jewelry; saying they want to be amicable, then saying they hate each others' guts, etc.). Bottom line, I have a hard time believing that anything either of them say is genuine at this point.

    So...there you have it. The way I see it, what started as an innocent, clean-cut show has become a disgraceful mess. I do, however, hope that Jon and Kate get their money situation sorted out; they're going to need to in order to pay for the eight sets of therapy bills they'll need to be paying.
  • Not for me...

    I imagine it must be difficult to coordinate life in general around very young children of multiple births.
    But there is nothing in the world that would interest me or make me want to watch someone do just that.
    This show and others like it, which started as "specials" should have stayed as specials. THAT I could watch, though I wouldn't necessarily...
    I love kids...have a couple of my own and I wouldn't trade them for the world (though on occasion I could be tempted by a poke in the eye with a sharp stick and a bottle of Jack!!). But I can't imagine anyone would be interested in how we raised them, and if they were interested I'd likely be calling in the law!
    Nope. Not my cuppa...and I am sorry to viewers who do like the show, but I find Kate to be really unlikable! Kids ARE cute though...
  • TLC without the TLC instead we see pain

    They changed the name of the show wow these people care desparate one of them leave What the.... stupid! One of them want to stay for the money what about the kids these parents care too much about their issues this drops the bomb on TLC. Its the end of TLC! I do not feel like watching it after this. We only see one of them! I hate watching shows knowing that someone quit. Care about your kids is what everyone should say to them they have to feel the pain and get dragged around too! Come on why are they splitting up beacuse they don't care about their kids thats why!
  • A great family show.

    I personally love this show. When ever it is on, I drop what I'm doing (or at least put it down) and go watch. The adventures of Hannah and Alexis and Leah and Joel and Aaden and Collin, plus big twin sisters Mady and Cara never cease to amaze me. They have to be one of the cutest (if not biggest) families I've ever seen. Oh, and failed_shammy, you sound like an idiot, so WHY ARE YOU, to quote you,"wasting my time writing a review about this crap but I dont care." It's called if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it AT ALL. Sorry if I offend anyone.
  • what a great family. the kids are so adorable. it's really interesting to see how a large family manages their daily lives.

    i started watching this show because the family actually lives only 2 hours from my own hometown in pa. i was proud that my state is being portrayed in a positive light, a lot of ppl think pa is a rural area. the kids are so cute and since i've been watching from the beginning, i feel like they're a part of my own family. i've literally watched them grow up. my two kids, boys 7 and 8, also love this show. they have their favorites and know exactly who is who. the best eps are the ones where you see basic daily activities. lately, the family has been going on A LOT of vacations. but all in all, a great and addictiong program. if you like kids, this is one for you. i can't say it enough, they're so cute to watch.
  • I really enjoy Jon & Kate plus 8, this is a really good real life show, life is not always a bowl of happiness and this shows real life..enjoy it. Why is more of Kate's & Jon's family members a part of helping? grandparents aunts uncles?

    I really enjoy Jon & Kate plus 8, this is a really good real life show life is not always a bowl of happiness and this shows real life..enjoy it. Why is more of Kate's & Jon's family members a part of helping? grandparents aunts uncles any other family that would love to be these childrens lives? I look forward to watching them grow. God bless Jon & Kate for stying together threw it all, they are a perfect couple. They stick by one anothers punishments for the children and they work well together, God has blessed you both by giving you not only a healthy twins, but also 8 healthy new born babies born all together. You are a Saint!
  • Jon and kate plus 8 is about a couple with a set of twins and sextuplets.

    I absolutely love this show.It rocks.I have finally watched enough episodes to be able to tell all eight of the kids apart.Hannah is my favorite.I think she is most like me.Very smart and mature.Leah is adorable.She speaks very very well for her age.But so tiny that one.Alexis is HILARIOUS!! She is so out there and loud.Collin is very take charge.funny little guy.Joel is "daddy's son" his own words.Aden is so cute.the professor is so in to animals.those glasses just make him even more adorable.Jon and kate have raised their kids right.Mady is a little diva, but that adds drama to the show.Cara is "mommy's helper" said by kate.Very much like her momma.
  • I'm 14 and I watch this show! I think its awsome and I love all the kids there ssssooo funny!

    This show is very cool! I love how all the kids have there own little personality!
    I remember one day my sister was watching this show and she was laughing cuz of how silly and funny the kids where being and I asked her what she was watching and she said jon and kate plus 8! I asked her what it was about and I thought it was interesting so i watched it with her! I love all the words the kids use like "hair pane"
    I watch this show whenever its on it always brightens up my day when my family has just got in an and my sister watch it together all the time and we always laugh!!
  • I love this show.It's my favorite!I love Aiden and Leah.They all are adorable but those are my favorites.

    I love this show. I watch every episode.Leah and Aiden are my favorites but they all our cute. I think Jon and Kate are amazing parents. I am a single mother of four and I can barely manage. I love how they make time alone for each kid so none of them feel left out.How do they keep from ripping their hair out? I hope this show continues.When the kids go to bed i turn the TV on and thank god that I don't have to watch Disney for the rest of the night.I think their amazing.
    xxx xxx Leah
  • I love it so much! The little ones are so cute!

    Okay, my friend got me into this show. She was always talking about so I'd figure I'd just watch it. I NEED to watch it every day! The little ones are adorable! It's way to hard to pick a favorite! I definitely haven't seen all of the episodes, but a couple of my favorites are when they go to the zoo, when they go to Disney World, and Alexis's special day. I like the older girls too, but I think Maddy just adds to much drama. I like how Cara kind of mothers the little ones. I hope this show goes on for a long time because I really want to see the kids grow up!
  • Cute.

    Who can watch that show and not notice how cute those kids are? Of course, there is the flip side... they can be whiny and screamy. But what kids aren't? It's to be expected in a family with 8 kids, 6 of them 3 year olds. I really do like this show, it's quickly becoming a favorite. It's the best on that network, in my opinion. I would love to meet this family, but I can't seem to get the little ones straight. I love it and can't wait fot the new episodes. They should be interesting, I always love the "new episode days".
  • cute

    It's a wonder how this family functions at all. The twins and especially the sextuplets give Mom Kate and Dad Jon a run for their money. Yes, they're adorable and say really cute things, but I really don't envy the task that this family has to go through. Although some of the tasks and day-to-day things the family does is kind of boring, the kids are a cute as buttons, so I don't really mind it. The twin girls, Maddie and Cara, are regular little hams for the camera-but even they are entertaining to watch. Jon and Kate show us what a real family is supposed to look like.
  • Maddys mudes

    I can not understand why Maddy is such a drama queen. I don't care where they go what they do she is always upset, mad and obnoxious
  • not my show and good luck for parents

    Children, two of whom are twins, Mady and Cara, and 6 of whom are sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel. Good luck for the parents.
    This show is not for me. I admit that the children are very cute and the parents are kind of funny but I don't care how others raised their kids. The show must stand like special. It is a useless thing to change it to series according to me.
    Why it turns out to be series? That is because of most of the watchers are parents so that the show is amusing for them and get ratings.
  • im 13 and i watch this show its the best show ever jon and kate rock.i look forward to it all the time.

    i love the show much i wish they could put it on everyday. im 13 and i watch this show my friends probably think im crazy but im not its a good show.jon and kate are such good parents i hope i can grow up and be just as good of parents as they sister is 5 and she even likes that sow.but i must admit the show is very kid friendly.i love how its a real life show.there are so many other good things about the that i cant even begin to explain.but thats all for now.hope you enjoy bye.
  • I love this show, I watch it every monday night with my Daughter.

    Jon and Kate Plus eight is one of my favorite shows on TV Me and My six year old little girl watch it every Monday night before bed, She love to watch the kids and she can relate to them all in some way. I think Kate is awesome and I have picked up on so many things that has helped me with my family. Jon and Kate relationship reminds me of My husbands and my relationship, and it make to laugh every time ai think about it. I think this show is awesome and for them to share there lives with us is awesome. I will continue to watch as long as it comes on TV.
  • What a great family show!

    The first time I watched the show... I fell in love with it! What patience those two must have. I am the mother of two young children, one that is 3 1/2 and the other is 20 months. I use to think that they were a challenge. I now know that life with my two is not that bad! I would also like to say how great it is that Jon and Kate don't put on a show to the rest of the world that they love each other. What they display in the form of love is real... It isn't kiss-kiss-hug-hug-"love you too honey." It's real life and genuinely adorable! It is the exact same way that my husband and I communicate when life is hectic, you say very little, but get your point across. I do have a few questions though, how do they discipline the children with all of America watching and waiting for them to do something wrong? Life is tough with two young children, so I must commend Jon and Kate on a job well done! She always looks good for the camera, the house is clean, the kids are adorable, and they always manage to get a life accomplished.And as for Jon, what a great dad to take care of children that are throwing up, or full of poop, how great it is that he is so active in the kids' lives! I love the show and can't wait to see more. One last question for Jon and Kate... what would you do if the children decided they didn't want to be on t.v. anymore? And did you ask them before you started the show?
  • All the shows are so worth while watching, enjoyment, laughter, sweet. The kids are wonderful

    This is one of the best reality shows on TV today. As viewers, we get to experience your daily adventures as well enjoy your wonderful children. Love, love it all. Watching them grow is a delight. This reminds me of my own experiences with my daughter Nicole, my china doll. I relish the ineraction the two of you have for one another. It is a pleasure to watch real people with real lives. I admire all the activites you engage in, even when it is 8x harder then most families have. Never change the format and keep on going the way you are
  • This show is the best

    I love this show because i love the way Jon and Kate raise Hannah, Joel, Leah, Alexis, Collin, Aaden, Madelyn, and Cara. I love the way that the kids play together. I like that Jon and Kate take family photos every year. Sometimes I feel for Mady and Cara because they dont get everythig the babies get. But other times they just have plain fun. My favorite characters are Hannah, Joel, Leah, Alexis, Collin, Aaden, Mady, and Cara lol I love them all. But if i had to choose it would be Cara because she is just so caring and nice. She is the complete opposite of Mady. She always cares for the babies. My favorite parent would have to be Jon because he dosent overreacet about little things like kate. But I like kate too. She loves her children and she wants the best for them. I like the fact that all of them get along together except for maybe Collin and Alexis lol but other than that they all seem to get along. They love eachother and care for one one another. This show is the absolute best and it does get better every season.
  • I love this show because it's awesome!

    Jon & Kate Plus 8 is a reality television show produced in the United States by Figure 8 Films about the Gosselin family, consisting of parents Jon and Kate and their eight children - a set of twins (both girls), and a set of sextuplets (3 girls and 3 boys). The show follows the family through their daily lives, focusing on the challenges of raising multiple children. The show originally aired on Discovery Health but starting with Season 3, airs Mondays at 9:00pm ET/PT on TLC. The family originally appeared in a one hour special titled Surviving Sextuplets and Twins. It's also been reported that the show draws in an average of 2.5 million viewers per episode, making it one of the most-watched reality series on TV. The family lives in Central Pennsylvania. It's amazing!
  • Now this is a show anyone of any age can watch!! My 3 year old loves this show, she cries when it goes off. I think she thinks they are her friends. I can't wait til they come on dvd.

    This is a really cute show. I hope it continues for along time. I like watch them all grow up from newborns to toddlers. They all have such differnt personalites. They really don't all look alike either. I love how they now have set aside a day for each of the kids to spend alone time with them. It seems some of them are lost without there other siblings around. It will be intresting to see if they are all kept in the same class when they start kinder. My little girl is about the same age and she will sit and watch it for as long as it is on.
  • adorable

    i love watching these children each week. they are all so adorable and they each have distinct personalities. ive watched since the begining i ive loved watching them grow. i only have two problems with the show. mady is an annoying drama queen i we all know where she gets it from (her pain in the you know what mother). however the cutness of the sextuplets outweights that. i do feel bad for Jon and Kate now that the paparazzi are after them and their mariage is strained but to be honest from the begining i didnt think they would last. she is just too uptight for him.
  • A classic reality show twinged with cuteness!

    At first, I must admit, I wasn't a fan of Jon and Kate Plus 8. Having that many children boggled my mind and robbed me of my sympathy for them. However, upon watching it more and more the show does grow on one. The kids are adorable and realistic. Their comments and behaviors are entirely their own and unscripted, showing the unpredictablity, challenges, and rewards of raising children. Each child has their own personality and it is fun and interesting to watch them grow and become more unique and truly their own individuals. The parents, Jon and Kate, are to be commended for their work ethic and the fact that they haven't lost their sanity yet. It takes a special person to be able to work with that many children. Jon tends to be more laid back, willing to let things come and go where Kate is more upfront and assertive. Many complain about Kate's over assertiveness and sometimes antagonism of Jon, however, it passes and she has admirably qualities that overshadow that. Overall, a very entertaining show. One really does fall in the love with the children and it makes one feel like they are a part of their family. Also, it is utterly adorable!
  • Loved in the beging.

    Felt so bad for the children.
  • waste of your tv time..

    This program is a waste of your air time. I wouldn't watch her on tv if you paid me.
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