19 Kids and Counting

Ten Things Reality TV Tells Us About Ourselves

Ten Things Reality TV Tells Us About Ourselves

I’ve not invested so much as five seconds in the television reality show 19 Kids and Counting. I’m no better than the habitual voyeur into the affairs of the Duggar Family; Jim Bob and Michelle chose to put themselves out there.  I simply choose to waste my fleeting days on earth watching grown men throw balls at each other or into some little net, or in some cases ignore the ball entirely while attempting to separate an opponent’s head from the rest of his body. But apparently 19 Kids and Counting is a really compelling show because it’s about a husband and wife who are Christians, obviously adverse to birth control, and impose strict rules upon their kids’ dating experiences.