Thursday, January 6, 2011
More Guilty Confessions
I watch Married to Rock.
I’m horrified, astonished, ashamed, titillated and hooked.
It started as a train wreck I just had to see, after viewing the initial caboose (& ridiculously fake headlights) of Josie. In fact, I’m pretty sure it was a snippet on The Soup, my favorite monitor for the ridiculous.
Was she for real, was this a joke, was the show going to set women back a boobzillion years?
I watched the entire first season, and here’s what I learned:
Which one would make the best friend? Josie
Which one truly has a heart of gold and is least self-absorbed? Josie
IMHO, which one has the best chance of a lasting marriage? You’ve got it: Josie
Surprised? Yeah, me, too. Big time. But underneath all of the baby talk, the O-HELL-NO-Kitty-ness and plastic surgery inducing insecurity, lie two people who truly are in love, and have been for almost a decade. (According to my DH, this is where I need to give cred to Josie’s husband, Steve Stevens, of Billy Idol fame.)The more I watched, the more these two made sense as a couple.
On the complete opposite spectrum, I watch 19 Kids and Counting
I’m horrified, astonished, NOT titillated, yet still hooked. My kids laugh even harder than when they catch me watching Married to Rock.
I can’t help it, I’m impressed. The level of organization and patience is astounding. Would I want to be any of them in any other way? Uh, that would be a big fat NO. But their devotion to both family and religion is humbling, and this is after a lot of years and a lot of limelight. It feels like they went into this to show the world it can be done, and they still approach it with the same theory and determination instead of letting “Hollyweird” change them.
That said, I have also noticed something more disturbing than ground beef and Tater Tot casserole. They are there for each other and anyone else in their Christian community. But isn’t being a good Christian about being that way in and with every community? I don’t see much diversity on the show. In fact, I’m trying to remember any diversity at all, religious or otherwise. Am I just imagining this? I’ll admit I don’t follow the show, er, religiously, so I absolutely could be proven wrong. In fact, I’d like to be proven wrong.
So those are my confessions and one late night serious observation. Do with them what you will. I have to go, Guiliana and Bill are on.
Oops, guess there were three confessions.