To Watch or Not to Watch?

To keep this topic from taking over other threads and to help those who aren't interested be able to avoid it, we are centralizing the discussion in one thread. Comments exhorting people not to watch, chastizing those who do watch, or discussing how ratings are compiled that are brought up in other threads will be rejected.

106 comments:

Canadian Mom said...

Yay! Only one thread to follow! And WITH enforced rules too!

Thank you Sharla!

marie said...

Not watching. What more could be said that already hasn't been said a 1000 times? Like we don't know that the interviewer can only ask pre-approved questions - it isn't a real interview. Oh, maybe this time she will have the ring that she has been begging for? No thanks.

Lynn W. said...

No way, no how. Nope. Nada. Absolutely not watching.

CanineDivine said...

Nope, not watching. THen again, I don't have cable. :) But if I did I wouldn't watch it!

Huh said...

I haven't watched since the birthday episode. It used to be that I didn't watch in hopes that the numbers would continue to fall. Now, I don't watch because it's become so unbearable to even watch a minute of it. It's equal parts boring and blood-boiling.

liz123 said...

havent since aug. never watching again

Cherier1 said...

Not watching. It will be covered adnaseum everywhere...why boost her ratings?

Laurie said...

Nope, not gonna watch. Life's too short to waste an hour of it on her.

Jennifer said...

I haven't watched in AGES. I do, however, follow the recaps. Not because I'm interested much in the Gosselins (although I do wish the parents would smarten up and go back to the past and do things properly - ie not exploit their kids - but I am starting to think that may not happen.) I eagerly await the recaps because they are AWESOME! A great kudos goes out to all the recap writers!!

enoughalready said...

Not watching. Am soooo tired of this nonsense that they play out infront of us. I hate the fact that we have to put up with this woman when she makes her special rounds of talk shows & interviews, etc every two weeks when she has to garner viewers for her stupid show. The children are off the air - they have their own lives now - thats it. Its done its cooked. It time to ditch/dispose/trash/discard/dump these people out of Tv land.

Lucy said...

To watch, or not to watch: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles...Gee Shakespeare knew about the Gosselins way back in 1600. O.K. I digress ... but ... I will definitely read the recaps here (you moderators should be PAID big bucks to act on our behalf...thanks muchos!) BUT I will NOT watch...nope, nada, not doin it and ya can't make me.

SmartyQ said...

I've been on a Kon-free diet for several months now. I see no reason to break my fast to listen to Queen Freebie Irene's annoying voice as she coyly non-answers questions nor to hear her scary cackle when she thinks she's witty.

jsut me watching said...

Yes I will watch it.

Welcome to Rock Bottom said...

This entire Gosselin Saga has sunk to such a low, low depth that participating in any way, including viewing J&K+8 or any interviews with Jon or Kate or Hailey or The Rabbi or anyone else associated with the Gosselins just makes me feel tacky and soiled. I want no part of this level of incredible mendacity. Count me out.

shoshanna said...

I'd rather watch Pinocchio's nose grow.

jibberjabbers said...

I'm not going to watch it, but I might just tune it to give TLC the ratings they need. I mean, if the Kate only show gets high rating, Kate and TLC should forget the kids and do a Kate only show.

So yes, everyone should tune it.

Didn't tune it last week, but ratings jumped from 1.9 to 3 million. Not sure why people are interested in watching Kate answering pre-approved questions and tossing out the ones she didn't approve right on cameara.

Aunt Chris said...

Absolutely NOT!

Outraged in Ohio said...

I agree with Jennifer: the GWoP recaps are great! Thanks to all involved.

I'd Rather Get My Teeth Drilled said...

Chances of my watching "Kate's Story"?

Slim and None.

And Slim just left town.

Brummygirl said...

In all good conscience-ish, I will not watch. Dancing With the Stars has my vote anyway. I prefer to be uplifted rather than depressed!!!
Look forward to the recap which is also uplifting!!

Denise said...

I am so confused. When the breakup began she was on every tabloid cover. Him too. What is there left to know? Why does the television companies trying to wring every detail out of this family. It is ok if we dont know their story...Let it go.

Katezilla said...

Not Watching.

I'd rather eat a nice bowl of dirt.

Pamela Jaye said...

Kate's story?

Maybe, if I can manage to not throw up, or fall asleep. But probably not on Monday - too many better things to watch.

If Jon & Kate get back together - I will NOT watch. If Jon goes on TV with the rabbi, I might watch, but if Kate shows up, i'm leaving.

I know, it's weird. Some people are easier to deal with individually rather than together.
And Jon can't "just forgive" - he has to work thru all that stuff. does abuse have stages like grief.

so, yes, no, and maybe.
How about a show where we just follow the paparazzi?

Kate is crazy said...

I would love to watch Kate get grilled and be forced to truthfully answer the questions she is asked. I'd love to see an interviewer follow up on her ridiculous answers instead of taking them at face value. I'd love to know what her real story is: did she have the tups on purpose, etc. But most of us fear that her interview will be more of the same maddening, whitewashed, self-serving nonsense that tells us nothing of the pathology that rules Kate's life. She will never let us in on how insane and evil she is because she can't admit it to herself yet. I will not watch even though I am curious. Do not want tlc to be encouraged by high ratings, even if they are due to rubbernecking. Do not want to feed Kate's ego. Maybe when her tv career finally ends, she'll finally care for her kids instead of just talking about caring for her kids.

JoyinVirginia said...

I will be watching Dancing with the Stars, and voting for that cute Mark Dacascos! 1-800-868-3403 is his number

Melissa said...

I saved cleaning out the cat box just for this upcoming Monday - kitty poo will be more pleasant to my senses than Kate.

readerlady said...

Not watching. I'll curl up with a good book, a warm cat, and a cup of hot chocolate (with whipped cream, not marshmallows). I'll also watch HIMYM and Castle and DVR House.

Geri said...

I will not watch...they are trying to spin Kate into a super star or something....blechhhh!
No matter how much you scrub a turd it is still a turd, if you catch my drift!

MBach said...

I WILL NOT WATCH!
And I have haven't watched for more then a year.

Why watch? What did I miss?
. children hitting each other
. breakdowns in emotional control -by both kids AND adults
. dogs being abused
. parents fighting in front of their kids
. heehaw laughing from Kate/hate
. Kate in hooker clothes
. more totally false statements, followed by more outright lies
. to hear that nothing is HER fault
. a "mother" that waves her children away instead of helping them
. a woman COMPLETLY involved in only presenting HERSELF as important, entertaining, and above all human responsibility
. a disgusting show, built off the lives of children
. children who might now think the world owes them box seats, first in line, and special favors
. or Kate's special vocabulary lessons
. or maybe Kate's smirking smile
. more about HER, and how she does it all for the kids, when she really means money
. Kate, her, she, I I I I, me me me, KateandKateplusKate

Can anyone really call that entertainment, or enjoyable in the slightest way?

Forget it! I have much better things to do on any night of my life than to watch The Lying Channel and their special little star.

pinkdiamond611 said...

If I watch it will be to point out all the lies to those who are not informed. People come here because they feel in their gut that something is just not "right", or shall we say "kosher", since Jon is now calling himself a Jew. ;-)

Teena said...

I probably won't watch, especially if House is on...but I don't see anything wrong with watching...you're not exploiting the children and I think we all should be aware of the Kate Gosselin Machine o'Lies....

stopthemadness said...

This is where we find out if Kate by herself actually can get viewers. I mean, there isn't an HOUR of meat in this, obviously. And asking KATE whether she herself feels the show is good or bad for the kids - do we really expect her to tell the truth? What's good for Kate is good, by definition. Unless they are going to grill her about what's been said by experts there is little point.
I wanted those kids off the camera and that happened, if Kate can make money just being herself, go for it. I don't think it will last long. She has no power and TLC isn't forcing anyone to do anything. What's so hard to understand? She's clickable right now, it's her fifteen minutes. Jon even more so. The hotter their fire burns the quicker it'll burn out. I won't waste an hour watching her lie and drum up sympathy. When we do this the networks think we WANT MORE. SPonsors want to be involved with people who command millions of viewers. Kate - and Jon - really are examples to me of a phenomenon that needs to be nipped in the bud in terms of exploiting their kids and forcing them to work so they can take the money.

Janice in NC said...

Not watching and haven't for almost a year. I get all the info I need from here! I hope all the "hype" over this kHate interview(like the "big announcement episode) doesn't give kHate good ratings. I hope dhe bombs. You know TLC pre-approved all questions.....there will be nothing new. kHate can't see her own problems, so how can she admit to any faults? It's all about the kids.....throw up in my mouth!

XYZed said...

No, I will not watch. I'll be changing the kitty litter that night. Sorry, Kate.

Rose said...

I think it is hilarious--and truly disgusting--that a "Kate's Story" is being done when the past season has been all about her beating us over the head with her "story" over and over and over. Exactly like Marie said, this is NOT going to be an interview. It will be about Natalie sticking to a pre-approved list of questions that Kate can navigate easily with her recognizable lies and fake crocodile tears. Any question that Kate can dance around with her famous manipulative ways is fair game, but of course, those are only the questions that we've heard already at nauseum, and it means that the stuff we'd REALLY tune in to hear will be avoided. The purpose is to make her look good (at least to the people who still have no ability to see her as she truly is), because she wants her own show so she can "support her kids," even though the big, mean Jon has pulled the children off the show and "robbed them of so many opportunities," which makes Kate "so sad."

Wait, why is it that I know all this stuff? Did I get an advanced copy of the script for the upcoming "interview"? Um, no. It's called Kate getting paid another million dollars so she can not only repeat herself for the umpteenth time, but so she can stash away the money and cry poor to the public as she sobs about not being able to mail her bills or put food on the table for the little ones. That's all it has become--Kate getting millions of dollars to tell the same tall tales and answer the same mundane interview questions again and again, then finding a way to try convincing the world that she still doesn't have enough. For the kids, *cough cough* because it's all about them, and she'd work for McDonalds for them if she had to, because her only goal is to provide for them. And yet there are families all around the world with 7 kids or more who have never even seen one million dollars, let alone the hundreds of millions that Kate has accrued, and they are managing to support their family just fine.

Well, let's say it together: you can't have it both ways, Kate. You can't say it's all for your children when you walk around in gobs of makeup and designer outfits while you travel around the world with a bodyguard and demand the treatment of a queen. If it was truly for the kids, there wouldn't be a question in anyone's minds, because they would see the truth. We see the truth, but it's quite different from what you're telling us. You can go to as many interviews as you want and tell all the lies you can possibly get out of your mouth at once, but your true colors are already obvious.

goawayJandK said...

Haven't watched since the St Jude farce of an episode, certainly won't watch to hear "K8's LIES" for an hour.

I will instead watch Dancing with the Stars while sneaking treats from my kids' Halloweeen stash =)

JFaye said...

Not watching. Not buying magazines. Not reading magazines. The only way this woman is going to disappear is if the audience dries up.

mommadiane5 said...

I quit watching about a yr. ago. But, I read an article on the Dallas tv examiner about Kate and her spin-o-rama last week. And it made it sound like last week and I'm sure this week are an audition, of sorts, for Kate. To see if she can draw an audience. Alone with her aloneness.

So, there is this evil side of me, that is thinking about watching, or just turning the tv on it in the other room. I didn't watch last week. I'm really enjoying dancing with the stars. But, maybe, we should jack up the ratings and let Kate get her own show, pay Jon child support and alimony and she can go be a pretend star. And, then it will crash and it will cost Kate more than TLC, but still, I think it will cost TLC something, too.

Ultimately, I think, that Jon and Kate will go down in history for the Gosselin law. Like Coughlins law. I don't think that it will be pretty or easy for Kate. Jon, I think, could come out as the hero of all this...sort of...if he can stay strong against TLC...which I think will be tough. And, Jon hasn't exactly seemed very strong willed to me. I worry about him. Or he can go crawling back and lose all/any respect.

I'm torn about watching.

Jane in California said...

I won't be watching anything Gosselin ever again. I haven't watched an episode for months and soon after that, I eliminated TLC from my television set. Don't miss either one. I do enjoy the recaps here - they are so well written, humorous and have the star quality that Kate wishes she had.

If Kate can make her way on her own, without using the children as props, then I don't care what kind of show she gets. The more time she is away from her children, the better off those kids will be.

I think it's funny that the powers that be in media are trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Or to use an old fairy tale, the emperor has no clothes! For awhile, some people will fall for it, but eventually it's going to dawn on most of the viewers that this woman is boring, ignorant, a liar, is greedy, grasping and shallow, and she'll end up being sought after only by the lowest on the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey circuit (think "celebrity" wrestling matches, or "I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here!" - stuff that scrapes the bottom of the barrel)

She doesn't even realize that she's going down as a minor footnote, maybe she'll become part of the Urban dictionary. To pull a Kate Gosselin = be a total bitch.

KatyKat said...

No, not watching. Haven't watched since those poor children were denied their birthday cupcakes. When it comes to TV, I always ask, "Will missing this program affect my life in any way?" 99% of the time the answer is "no." I live in FL so sometimes it is critical to watch the weather report during hurricane season. :)

Pennsylvania Delusions said...

Rose said, "...Well, let's say it together: you can't have it both ways, Kate. You can't say it's all for your children when you walk around in gobs of makeup and designer outfits while you travel around the world with a bodyguard and demand the treatment of a queen. If it was truly for the kids, there wouldn't be a question in anyone's minds, because they would see the truth. We see the truth, but it's quite different from what you're telling us. You can go to as many interviews as you want and tell all the lies you can possibly get out of your mouth at once, but your true colors are already obvious."

In a nutshell! Applause, Rose!

Kate was obviously absent the day they taught "Actions Tell The True Tale". She seems to believe that if she lies hard enough, we'll all eventually believe her.

Delusional Woman.

BoostingKate'sRatings said...

Will not watch! Will give her the same amount of priority and attention she gives her children.

Which translates to nada, no ratings boost! Her kids deserve better!

Will view re-caps here.

jasmine said...

Not watching. But, I would be interested in knowing who the sponsors and advertisers are for this especially special hour. After all her story telling on tv, there will be no need for a book.

MyReasons said...

I haven't watched since the last couple of episodes of season four. THose are the only ones I really watched anyway (wasn't watching the previous seasons, didn't start those few UNTIL I discovered this blog!)
If I need to watch and listen to kids constantly screaming and hitting, I can turn off the TV and go to my neighbor's house, or the local restaurant on any given night. SOmetimes my own (five) kids would fit that bill. Nope, don't need to hear O.P.'s kids doing it.
Khate of course, is also a major deterrent. I mean she admittedly has amused me on certain occasions, just her outright WEIRDNESS overall, but she can only be taken in small doses. And Jon never intrigued me. Too mumbly and boring.
The freebie-thing got to me ,too. Kitchens! Trips! CLothing! Solar panels! Celebrity chefs! $1200 cakes! No-my life doesn't jive with that, and probably never will. Don't need to watch that stuff. Pisses me off, in fact. Yes maybe that means I am "JELLUS." (of that part? Maybe. Of their overall life? NO WAY)
I get all my G info from this blog. I SOMETIMES click on other web articles of them, less-so lately. I do NOT WATCH ANY interviews of Khate or Jon on any other show ie: Regis , LarryKing, NBC, TOday Show, etc.
I have a ton of sewing to do and CHristmas crocheting, which I will do IFO the TV sometimes, but we will be watching DC (when it comes back on), Dr.G., even House if I have nothing else to focus on as I crochet. I also have been known to read to my daughters before bed, or play cards with my youngest son. :-)

gypsygirl said...

Not watching. Haven't watched in ages and besides, the recaps are far more interesting than the actual show!

ErinKate said...

Not watching. But if I find out she did have anything important or revealing to say, I will catch a rerun.And I mean something I have not heard a million times before the PCOS, ring, nanny, etc.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Tempted, but not watching. I'd just be furious anyway, since they won't ask her anything substantive.

pogo said...

I'm not gonna watch cause knowing Kate she will lie, stretch the true and cry, whine etc about how terrible time she is having raising 8 children and being single BOOHOO! And what a lousy father Jon is/was. You know the POOR ME! Act! If by chance I do watch it won't be at the first showing cause thats when the ratings count, it will be later and if there is nothing else on to watch.

Sasha222 said...

I haven't watched in a long time. And not just because I hate Kate or because people on this site tell me too. I simply got bored with it. I used to watch because I found it entertaining how incredibly awful this woman was. But then when I started reading about her on/off camera behavior the whole show just became unappealing to me and couldn't hold my interest.
As for the special....probably won't watch it only because we all know that no interviewer is going to actually grill her or bring up facts and questions that are unflattering. If anything spicy comes up (which I doubt) then I'm sure it will be all over the internet and media the next day. I honestly don't care if anyone watches and I'm not going to berate anyone that chooses to. People who like Kate irritate me because it doesn't make sense to look up to someone like her, but I'm definitely not going to get mad if someone chooses to watch Kate's interview. The children aren't involved so who cares anymore as long as they aren't being filmed right?

winsomeone said...

Not watching, but it doesn't seem to matter. Her ratings stay up no matter what we do.

TLC seems to control so many things pertaining to Kate, maybe they control the rating process too?

anotherthing... said...

shoshanna said...
I'd rather watch Pinocchio's nose grow.

10/31/2009 6:18 PM
____________________

Made me think that perhaps this explains Kates 'enhanced' chest area; it might be the same concept as Pinocchio's nose...

anotherthing... said...

MBach said...
I WILL NOT WATCH!
And I have haven't watched for more then a year.

Why watch? What did I miss?
. children hitting each other
. breakdowns in emotional control -by both kids AND adults
. dogs being abused
. parents fighting in front of their kids
. heehaw laughing from Kate/hate
. Kate in hooker clothes
. more totally false statements, followed by more outright lies
. to hear that nothing is HER fault
. a "mother" that waves her children away instead of helping them
. a woman COMPLETLY involved in only presenting HERSELF as important, entertaining, and above all human responsibility
. a disgusting show, built off the lives of children
. children who might now think the world owes them box seats, first in line, and special favors
. or Kate's special vocabulary lessons
. or maybe Kate's smirking smile
. more about HER, and how she does it all for the kids, when she really means money
. Kate, her, she, I I I I, me me me, KateandKateplusKate
______________

What a perfect summary of exactly why I will not watch Kate on anything. Nothing. Ever.

Very well put.

Obviously, I will not be watching.

Christine said...

Not watching. Last episode I saw a piece of was the going green, only because DH stopped on the channel because of Steve was on the show.

I have caught a few youtube clips of the show and interviews. I just check in here once in awhile to see about the latest news and hope the kids are getting some peace and the filming will stop.

Shoshanna said...

anotherthing... said...
shoshanna said...
I'd rather watch Pinocchio's nose grow.

10/31/2009 6:18 PM
____________________

Made me think that perhaps this explains Kates 'enhanced' chest area; it might be the same concept as Pinocchio's nose...
----------------
another thing - If lying could make your breasts grow, Kate would be a 34 ZZZZZZZZZZ...

ManicNarcissism said...

Will watch eventually. I stopped watching for the kids sake and the boredom factor. This won't h ave kids nor will be boring. So, I'll watch for myself. If I dislike these people enough to come to a blog to talk about them, do you really think I would not watch it? As long as the kids aren't on, I'll be watching the train wreck.

rural mom said...

Have you ever seen a show so hated people don't want to watch in fear the ratings will keep the show on the air? Me neither. Kate is not going to be embarassed, grilled or spill the beans, she is just appearing to guage her popularity so the network can decide on whether to greenlight her show or not. So people, turn off the tv and read a book.

bedonenow said...

Havent watched since summer of 2008. Havent watched TLC since right after last Christmas. It is locked out of my cable box along with a certain pretend 'news' channel. Sometimes I see commercials when viewing one of the other Disc channels and I see the scripted phoniness. Many months ago I tried to post a link to how big name advertisers can tell what you watch through your cable box, whether you are Nielson or not. It's just an expensive software program. My comment was not posted and I was sad that you fine people were not allowed to have that info.

By watching, clicking, commenting, we ARE BEING COUNTED as having an interest in the Kate & Kate Plus Kate show. They dont care what we think, as long as we are paying attention. So let's all stop.

Selfish Kate said...

Forgot to add - Not watching! Kate is an example of everything wrong with this world! Priorites define you.

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Monday nights at 8pm AND 9pm on A&E..a wonderful Emmy-Award winning show called "Intervention" ..

Thats where I'll be

Dumb is as Dumb Does said...

JMO: My watching anything Gosselin is a tacit invitation to networks to continue creation of the slop that currently reigns in TV Land.

Gosselins, Toddlers & Tiaras, Bad Girls, Real Housewives of..., Kardashians, Bridezillas, Texas Divas & Daughters to name just a few of these 'reality' gems.

Seriously, are these the role models we want our daughters, sisters, granddaughters to emulate?

Surely our gender is capable of so much more.

WHY settle for (and encourage) keeping the standards so low?

Count me out.

Dora said...

Not watching!

Because

1. Kate is obnoxious.
2. Kids are getting jaded and rude.
3. I don't believe in encouraging bad behaviors and ungrateful people.

I haven't watched for ages. I don't miss it.

Kate = Hick said...

Not watching. I can't stand two average looking stupid parents with no talent what so ever think that they can be movie stars. Barf! Someone needs to buy them a mirror for X'mas.

mkh mom said...

N-O W-A-Y....and to think I used to think this show was cute. Uggggg!

Penny said...

Haven't watched in a long time. Whenever the preview for "Kate's Story" comes on, I feel the need to vomit. There is no way I could sit through the real thing.

Kelly L. said...

I think it's been a few months since I watched anything on TLC. I wanted to boycott the whole network because of J&K+8, but now, when I do accidentally land on that channel, I honestly feel dirty if I watch it. All the programming is nasty. I recall briefly seeing a commercial before I stopped watching for a show they were going to air called "I Have an Embarrassing Medical Condition". Seriously? What the hell is wrong with the people at TLC? It's totally the freak show channel.

Freaks On Parade said...

Kelly L said, "I think it's been a few months since I watched anything on TLC. I wanted to boycott the whole network because of J&K+8, but now, when I do accidentally land on that channel, I honestly feel dirty if I watch it. All the programming is nasty. I recall briefly seeing a commercial before I stopped watching for a show they were going to air called "I Have an Embarrassing Medical Condition". Seriously? What the hell is wrong with the people at TLC? It's totally the freak show channel."
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

Amen, Kelly, and can I get a Halleluiah?

TLC has turned itself into The Circus Side Show Theater. Calling itself "The LEARNING Channel" is a joke.

Suzi said...

No, I won't watch.

To those saying it would be good if Kate got her own show... That would be fine, unless it (like tomorrow's show) focuses on the marriage, children, etc...

I'm no expert, but it seems like having your mom on camera crying as she tells the world all about her marriage and divorce from your dad feels just about as bad as having your potty-training captured on tape.

cdnmom47 said...

I will continue to change the channel as I have been doing since 'gum-gate' oh so long ago.

She makes me quite literally ILL.

She's mean and nasty...no other words are needed.

Amy2 said...

Why watch? It'll be the same ole crap (lies) we've heard before. Its just TLC tring to save the Kate Gosselin brand, nothing else.

MickeyMcKean said...

Not watching. On Monday night I would rather muck out my horse stalls versus watching Kate Gosselin tip toe through another interview.

Avary said...

I remember one show where Kate was alone on the couch and talking about the people who were critical of her. She went on to make the point that even though they're critical, the ratings were good so they must still be watching. She looked at the camera and kind of smirked and said something like "Well, thanks for watching." That's what really did it for me. I thought I will never watch this smirking jerk again.

Can't See Sheep said...

Lucy said...
To watch, or not to watch: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles...Gee Shakespeare knew about the Gosselins way back in 1600.
---------------

LMAO! You're right, he did write The Taming Of The Shrew! Guess someone should have given it to Jon as a wedding gift.

Hell no, I'm not watching! If you're stuck as to what to do go for a walk, go for a coffee with friends, if you're married or dating chase your better half around for the hour, yes, I'm saying it have SEX instead! Who on earth wants to watch the soulless succubus regurgitate everything she's said for the millionth time, shedding her croc tears at all the same moments, I mean come on haul this dead horse off already!

I will however be eagerly awaiting the recaps, they're grand.

Can't See Sheep said...

Pamela Jaye said...
does abuse have stages like grief.
-----------------------------------

Yep, it does, I've had to do it & am still doing it. I believe Jon can do it. Here's one article, there are many, many more.
http://www.recoveryfromabuse.com/wordpress/?page_id=32

Can't See Sheep said...

Kelly L. said...
I wanted to boycott the whole network because of J&K+8, but now, when I do accidentally land on that channel, I honestly feel dirty if I watch it. All the programming is nasty. I recall briefly seeing a commercial before I stopped watching for a show they were going to air called "I Have an Embarrassing Medical Condition". Seriously? What the hell is wrong with the people at TLC? It's totally the freak show channel.
--------------

I feel the same way. It's like TLC is becoming a channel of tabloid shows, like it's becoming cable's version of the National Enquirer. TLC is so far away from where it was when it first began. It did at one time have shows of merit from a scientific point of view, now it looks at it's subject matter like some seedy, creepy peeping tom.

Suzanne said...

Dumb is as Dumb Does said...
JMO: My watching anything Gosselin is a tacit invitation to networks to continue creation of the slop that currently reigns in TV Land.

Gosselins, Toddlers & Tiaras, Bad Girls, Real Housewives of..., Kardashians, Bridezillas, Texas Divas & Daughters to name just a few of these 'reality' gems.

Seriously, are these the role models we want our daughters, sisters, granddaughters to emulate?

Surely our gender is capable of so much more.

WHY settle for (and encourage) keeping the standards so low?

Count me out.
_________
Succinctly stated!
It is a fantastic example of how low the IQ of the viewing masses has plummeted. Amazing at what people call entertainment these days and such a boon for these networks. They don't have to hire trained actors or pay them the high salaries. They create some bizarre special interest theme that exploits everyday people. Advertisers cash in, families are destroyed and the MSM in all of its forms cashes in on what they are best at, creating "reality", while destroying the fabric of our society.

Swissmiss said...

Nope, not watching.

How could there possibly be anything new to discuss?

And that cackle is enough to send chills down my spine. Unbearable.

I feel so sorry for those children having a mother like that.

junebug said...

Kate is a legend in her own mind!

Her ramblings give me a headache.

Won't be watching.

TandLMommy28 said...

CBS Comedy night and House... hmm... Does Kate honestly think she ranks with Jenna Elfman and Dr. Gregory House? I think not.

Beach Lover said...

I have saved that time to give myself a root canal without anesthesia. It seemed less painful than watching curly porcupine head repeating her story - gag me -- for the millionth time.

amanda said...

Haven't we all heard Kate's story 36916496491 times? UGH Who cares. If you are that fascinated you can find anything worthwhile on the internet the next day. And I seriously doubt there will be anything worthwhile. They sure are setting us up for a KATE reality show next year, aren't they!!!!

MBach said...

Anotherthing was kind enough to agree with my list of why I WILL NOT WATCH the lovely MS Gosselin on the KateandKateplusKate Show. Here are some other choices for deciphering TLC- the channel formerly known as The Learning Channel:

The Lying Channel - examples
JonandKateplus8 -prime
I Didn't Know I was Pregnant
The Lecher Channel - examples
JonandKateplus8
Toddlers and Tiaras
Table for 10
The Loser (sometimes, only in their own mind) Channel -
also known as
The Look-How-Bad-My-Life-Is-Compared-to-Yours Channel -examples
650 Pound Virgin
2 Ton Dad
Tree Man
My Giant Legs
The Loud Channel - examples
Cake Boss
American Chopper
The Look-At-Us Channel - examples
Say Yes to the Dress
18 Kids and Counting (don't you want to be just like us?)
Little People Big World and
The Little Couple (imo- which stress the difference, instead of embracing it)

TLC is The Lazy Channel with reality shows out the p---chute, little money to produce, lots of money to rake in. TLC is The LAST Channel that I want to watch!

There are some wonderful words that start with the letter L - laugh, lilac, leadership, lustrous, and LOVE. However, you don't learn those words on TLC. I must say, it is very Liberating to stay away.

Claire said...

Very tempted to watch. But then I'd just be upset with myself for wasting an hour that could have been spent hugging my kids.

I'll wait for the camera crews' tell all. THAT will be insightful!

emmasmommy said...

Not watching......I am catching up with The Office .
In the mood for real genuine comedy.

I cuddle up with my 11 year old and watch the series together. Could never do that w/ JK and that is considered a family show. The amount of abuse he witnessed Kate put Jon and the kids through was alarming to him. He was 10 at the time. 10 people

lifeoriley said...

No going to watch--nothing "new" will be said. More spin and lies, IMO.
Many people will be watching only to see what new spin, lies, omissions and dodges Kate can come up with. They will analyze her facial expressions and body language, critique her appearnace, and so forth--but nothing really will be said in the interview that paints Kate in a bad light--no deep revelations or self-awareness about her own dispicable behavior.
Even if Kate does not mention the name "Jon"--the implication will be that everything that has gone wrong in the family is somehow "Jon's fault."

Teresa said...

It is easy to not watch anymore, who needs to see Kate spew the same carefully crafted PR message once again? Not even tempted.

I agree with Claire, if someone from the inside, like a crew member, really told all I'd be all over that!

Used to be a fan.... said...

Not watching. Haven't watched in eons. What could she possibly say that hasn't been said in all those magazine articles, tv shows, previous interviews, etc? Who wants to watch an hour long pity party??

BTW, the recaps are great - far better than the shows!!

There was a spoof recently on The Soup with a "kate" with a popcorn bucket on her head saying "get yer popcorn!" Got to go watch that on youtube - never did see that imfamous scene. :-D

Charles said...

Losing one's self-esteem can cause people into very uncharacteristic behaviors.

Teen girls who have had real self-esteem problems might become sexually promiscuous.

If they are having trouble with their parents accusing them unjustly of being "immoral", some shrug their shoulders and ask themselves, "why not, if that is all they think of me?"

Would Jon have become so promiscuous if his self-esteem had not been totally depleted by Kate?

She made sure he felt about an inch high, and she did it completely and thoroughly, chipping away at him until there was very little of him left.

Hopefully he has now come to his senses and realized this has to stop, and that he can be a good person, a good parent, and a good ex-husband.

Will he?

We can only hope!

Rose said...

Avary said...
I remember one show where Kate was alone on the couch and talking about the people who were critical of her. She went on to make the point that even though they're critical, the ratings were good so they must still be watching. She looked at the camera and kind of smirked and said something like "Well, thanks for watching." That's what really did it for me. I thought I will never watch this smirking jerk again.


I remember that episode, too. What she said was, "Even the naysayers, they keep me where I need to be, so if you're watching, for whatever reason, I thank you." So even SHE knows that people who hate her and the show still tune in, and she is fully aware that the haters are helping her stay on television. I'd be willing to bet that most of the people who watch just want to see what ridiculous thing she'll do or say next. The majority of people aren't watching because they admire her or because they're buying her lies...and she knows it as well as any of us. That's the sick part.

karmasabitch said...

I will NOT be watching tonight. I'm already tired of the clips on commercials. Maybe if her queen highness would actually answer the questions we all want the answers to, it would be worth the time. Instead it will be a re hashed, rehearsed, fake, over the top "poor me" hour of khate crying. Just another version of what she's said to anybody who will listen 1,000 times already! My t.v and my blood pressure are too important to me. Besides, like a lot of parents out there, I have a very sick child, dinner to cook, laundry to do and another school recital to attend. Maybe I should videotape my evening and send it to her highness so she could take notes on what a normal mom does in a day. Like she'd care. I'm so over her fake drama.

she has no real story or talent said...

I'm not watching. I can't stand the sound of her voice, the sound of her fake laugh, the dead beaver hair style. I can't stand any of it. NO THANKS!!!

ChefCatFan said...

Haven't watched in forever. The kids make me a little sick in the tum-tum. And, Kate, well, she makes me violently ill. LOL. However, since it's just she on the show tonight and not the kids, might watch. Want to see what lyes she tells us viewing public. Everytime I used to watch that show, husband would walk by giving me the loser sign on his forehead and would say, "Kate grotests me." Agreed, hubby, and that's why I married you!

his fault too said...

Charles said...

Would Jon have become so promiscuous if his self-esteem had not been totally depleted by Kate?


11/02/2009 12:34 PM

Jon Gosselin is an adult and no matter what the circumstances there is something called personal responsibility. He made his choices. He wasn't totally depleted, he had much to say and was snippy as well. Watch all shows in the past.

Yes he may have had it rough being the primary caregiver for a while, yes he may have been treated disrespectfully, but Jon is responsible for his choices.

I for one am glad to see him say he finally taking the responsibility for those choices.

Susan said...

Won't watch.

The other day I happened to catch an old Lawrence Welk show on PBS and thought - my goodness, this is what used to be considered primetime entertainment. How far we've slipped. Shame.

ruthy said...

I haven't watched since Jon and Kate were "remarried"...her words not mine. I believe you have to be divorced to be remarried!

Oh, I see a new episode......Vows renewed, a divorce and now they can be remarried.

organizedblogroll said...

Kate LOVES all the "nay-sayers".

The help keep her arse on TV!!!

kate is a cocky bitch said...

Kate is a misery-machine, I will not watch this walking cesspool under any circumstance.

MickeyMcKean said...

I did muck out my horse stalls and then I came into the house. Because I'm a fan of the Roloffs, the TV was on, but then the phone rang, I left the room, and when I got back Kate had already started. Dammit ... since I figured I was already counted as a viewer I taped the rest in case I read something here on the blog that I might want to see for myself.

But let me say, just the first few minutes made me think that I should have left my muck boots on ...

Pamela Jaye said...

This is where we find out if Kate by herself actually can get viewers.

This is what TLC believes. But it's not totally true. They can ask her to "tell all" every week, can they?
I got the impression they wanted to do "a show with Kate." Unless it's a weekly update on How The Tabloids Lie About Me, I can't see how A Kate Show could draw the same numbers, weekly, that a Tell All type of show can - once.

GRY said...

I never want to hear the name Gosselin ever again, not about the parents not even the kids.
TLC has turned their name into mud and that channel is blocked on my TV.
But I keep seeing cross channel ads and promos for the latest dirt these two are dishing out to the media.

I just wish they would disappear permanently.

Random_Poster said...

KatyKat said...

"No, not watching. Haven't watched since those poor children were denied their birthday cupcakes."

Same here. To me, that was worse than all the 'gates' put together. J&K had reached an all-time low - up to that point.

Of course, that was just a drop in the bucket, compared to the hellish fallout the kids are now experiencing with "Divorce-Gate".

Janine said...

I have mixed emotions. I don't like feeding her ego and the sickness that is consuming her; however... I do think at this late stage even
3.howevermanymillions of sheeple and people turn on their T.V.s when K8 is on will not do anything but make a little more $$$$ for TLC, it is more about the rubber necking and stopping to watch an accident. Long term I don't believe it will help her 'career' If the kids are not filming and she is off somewhere selling her wares, that's fine with me. The more important thing is, the more she tries, the more she is exposed. For those who are blind, they will eventually see. Some will always be fanatics and good for them. TLC will move on to exploit more families. K8 will be standing there in her used up heels wondering where everyone went.
If Jon keeps his wits about him, when he is in court (TLC suing him) they might be the ones on the losing side. They are powerful but the truth and those kids are powerful too. I am sure Jon will be able to say exactly how they made him sign the rights to free speech, parenting his children, privacy, etc. away until they said he was done. He just decided he was done before they did. The court of public opinion will probably influence a lot in this case. For that, I think watching, being vocal, exposing the lies, crying for intervention for the kids... it's ok to watch as a critic and an advocate.

ShockerConJandK said...

Haven't watched in over a year and refuse to give ratings to this show. But can help the story be my guilty pleasure. It is like watching a horror movie with hands in front of your eyes and one eye peeking. Can't help myself with this horror.

So instead I have been reading this blog for a year to get recaps. Finally decided to post.

Kat_momof3 said...

not watching... I am spending time planning christmas crafts for wednesday (yes a little early, but we have wednesday off of school and they've been asking) and for Thanksgiving Weekend... so I can actually spend time with my own kids instead of watching clips of Kate NOT spend time with hers.

NoExcusesNecessary said...

I am in the same boat with so many posters about reasons why I don't watch! And haven't for quite a long time. With the G's in the meda the way they have been, I haven't been able to avoid their despicable mugs even if I tried.
But what amuses me is people who begin their comments with things like: "I havent' watched in 99 years, but I was walking through the room on my way to dump a load of laundry and saw ____" Or: "I don't watch this show BUT I went to my neighbor's for a cup of sugar and THEy had it on so ____" OR " I NEVER watch this show but I was recuperating in the hospital from this -or-that and it happened to be on my roommate's TV , so ______"
LOL!
If you're tuning in, just admit it! Or better yet, make your comment, thereby revealing you have some sort of knowledge about whatever episode it was, and don't even SAY "how"you happened to see it....It just sounds so contrived and silly sometimes. !

jeans said...

I haven't watched since the birthday episode either. Although I love the Orange County Chopper episode where Mikey makes Kate that ugly bike! I don't have to watch. I get a big kick out of the recaps. I don't think we'll have long to decide. Hopefully the show will fall by the wayside soon.

wildflowers said...

I have defended Jon's behavior from the beginning. But now after being reminded of certain instances, I am amazed at how Jon let his boys be abused by Kate. Usually the parent will stick up for his kids no matter how badly they themselves are treated. That is usually the last straw. Parents go to any length to protect their children. And then to flee himself to NY or wherever and basically leave the helpless children behind with 'her'. I am just disappointed that's all. Doesn't seem like anyone is really taking care of the kids. Just seems like a lot of talk. He could have even offered to take the boys with him. Tell Kate it will lessen her burden or something.