While their wisdom can’t compare to what I’ve learned from reading the chat transcripts of the OkCupid Cannibal, they’re definitely valuable ramblings when it comes to finding the age-inappropriate one. If that’s your thing. And it should be if you ever want to star in a reality TV show.
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When asked about all these things, they five responded collectively with, “so what?” An attitude that seemed to express that they believed the public were the idiots. So what they drank before the show? So what they wore bikinis before the show? So what they knew each other before the show?
Well here’s the so what. The fact that they dressed in English clothing before this show make the many scenes about them buying English clothes completely inauthentic. The fact that Abe and Rebecca initially lied to the cameras about not knowing each other — and then eventually confessed that they actually did know each other as “friends” makes their entire courtship fake. Jeremiah taking driving lessons as if he’d only ever ridden in a horse and buggy undermines his big taxi driver plot of the season. That’s the so what.
Just when I thought I had everyone on Breaking Amish figured out, Rebecca Byler drops the fact that she has a baby girl during the season finale. Sure we found out a few episodes ago that she’s a divorced lady, but she conveniently left out the fact that she’s also a mother. A MOTHER! That’s a huge detail about someone. Especially about someone who claims to be a sheltered Amish woman with no idea about the outside world. Sure having a child doesn’t suddenly make you worldly, but it certainly does strip away some of the innocence.
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She’s all like, “um Jeremiah I had fun having reality show relations with you for the camera, but I’m in love with Harry now. He’s Baptist, so yeah.” And Jeremiah’s all like, “but we hooked up in NYC and I thought we had something. I came all the way here, without calling or asking first so even though my anger’s irrational and I mistakenly think I’m being romantic right now, I still expect a hand job.”
Personally, I thought the best part of last night’s episode was early on, when the kids set up a romantic night for Jim Bob and Michelle at a hotel and made a bunch of sex jokes, including putting a note on the wall that said Be fruitful and multiply! 1×1 = 19
These cringeworthy moments are too few on 19 Kids. Like, remember when Jim Bob gave poor Jinger the sex talk while they were turkey hunting? Amazing! And the awkward moment where a Duggar fan asked Kirk Cameron to take a photo of them, completely not recognizing him? So great. But I often wonder if these funny moments are worth wading through the mundanities of the Duggars’ lives. Or, worse, playing into the Duggar cult of celebrity.