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I watched it for the first time last week and I knew right off the bat that it wasn't real. I mean, a family who is so into sports pitching all the trophies that they all worked so hard for? I don't think so. And I realize that family was very busy and stuff, but giving up sports altogether - a classic example of going overboard the other way. The kid's teammates would have been giving him the business for quitting the team like that. I watched the show only twice (the two episodes were shown last week), and that's enough for me. I agree - the show has jumped the shark already.
I do like Nanny 911 and Supernanny, though. Although I'm pretty sure that's not real either, at least it does have more credibility than Wife Swap.
Don't fool your self - wicca is very real - there are alot of youth that are into this evil. I have a daughter and grandson who are into it and they have nothing but trouble because of it, but they think it gives them power. They also think Jesus was a white witch.
They live with me and they had left most of the rituals and etc alone - that was a condition for them to move in -- they had quit cussing and etc -- as soon as this show was over they started cussing and being mad not to mention disrespectful to me.
I think that the show is real but it has lost its purpose. In the first seasons, at least the families seemed to learn a bit from each other. These days its about as much name calling as the Real World and it doesn't seem like they learn anything. It feels like the network probably started picking raunchier families that are more opinionated to be on the show for ratings. I liked Trading Spouses better anyway.
I don't watch this show very often, but last week's episode of the Liberal Christian (LC) and Conservative Christian (CC) families looked intriguing. Man, was I wrong!
For the first half hour, I kept waiting for the grown ups to appear. No wonder the kids looked so uncomfortable, the adults were acting like toddlers throwing tantrums! BOTH husbands were incredibly obnoxious and I noticed each one got all alpha male when challenged. Althought the CC husband reacted with more hostility when his dominance was challenged. He says his kids are "free thinkers" - yeah, but only to a point. Then he scooped the daughters up to "save" them from the LC mom's "brainwashing". In the end, he helps out in the kitchen, and acts like he deserves a medal for it.("I cooked broccoli florettes, yay me!")
And the other dad; the man never shut up! If not bragging about his degrees (yes, it's one thing to be proud of intellectual accomplishments, but he went too far), he was blurting out his opinions at the wrong moment. But I give him credit for finding tears short circuited the CC mom's arguments very nicely.
And the moms. Both were condescnding towards each dad,and the other family's beilefs,plus towards the kids, although the CC mom did tone it down when the LC dad cried. The LC mom didn't lose her cool in the face of the CC dad's hostile attitude, she just kept charging ahead. Although she could have made better choices of strong women for the "speed devotionals".
All in all, this was a piss-poor choice of Christian families due to the immaturity of the parents. I could see the kids cringing each time the adults opened their mouths. And thanks to the LC mom's ham-fistedness, poor Columbia will have her dream of being a doctor squashed before its time.
|I won't get in on the Wicca debate, but I have wondered about some of the families being real. I know Wicca exists, so that wasn't shocking, but the Pirates and Medieval family (to name a couple) threw me off a little. Where do they find these people?|