Put me in the group that likes the show. I think some of the comments made are a little out of line.
Maybe because I look at it from the point of view that I don't see everything that goes on in their house that I shouldn't make judgmental comments. That and I know I'm not perfect either.
I do think sometimes Kate is a little overbearing and harsh towards Jon but then I also see him totally ignoring her and oblivious to the kids and chaos around him at times.
While at first I was a little bit appalled by the paper plates... then reality is that's a lot of dishes to wash each day. I run a load if not 2 loads a day and we're a family of 6. And there are often times where I don't use a plate/bowl when I grab my lunch too.
But I also saw in a new episode where they had plastic kid plates for the kids for breakfast so maybe they don't always use paper plates.
I have to agree that I'd rather watch the Gosselin family over the Duggars. They just seem more real... they have emotions, the kids fight admittedly they do seem to whine/cry a lot but then they are also in the middle of the THREEs (also do have a few development issues common with multiples!) and not everyone is constantly smiling and "happy". I just don't buy it with the Duggar family. They NEVER fight... that's just not normal.
DH even enjoys the show and he really hates reality TV. His boss at work watches it too... and they are both military. Such harden "killers"
, they were comparing episodes they'd both seen last week at work.
I think it was sad that neither her parents or his mother (father's deceased) are at all involved in their lives. Thankfully his "Gammie" is and they have a set of "adopted" grandparents for the kids.