Last March I wrote this point on the end of season 4 on J&K+8. At the time no one was sure whether there would be a 5th season of the show. We know now that the show continued for one more season, but the marriage didn't. And last night was the series finale.
Part of me wishes I could say I was the first Jon & Kate fan or the biggest fan, but I know that's not true. I do know that I was watching their 1 hour specials on Discovery Health before there was an actual tv show back in my first year of grad school in 2006. And I remember being excited when I found out there would be an actual weekly TV show on the Gosselins. I remember when Discovery Health, randomly stopped aired the episodes in the middle of the 2nd season. Only so they could start showing the episodes on TLC instead. There's definitely a few early episodes that I've watched so many times, not only do I have them memorized but the boy does as well.
Part of me feels a little bit like the way you feel as a fan of an indie band that gets big. You are excited that they will finally get to make it big. But in a way it was almost better when you seemed to be their only fan, and no one else had ever heard of the band. Part of me thinks that if they only kept showing the episodes on Discovery Health, they probably wound how wound up with a fate similar to the Dilleys, Americas first set of sextuplets. Haven't heard of the Dilleys? Don't worry, you're probably not alone. But the Gosselins are not the Dilleys, and they wound up becoming world famous only to suffer the consequences.
Overall, it was a little sad watching last night's episodes. I do think Jon came off looking like the bad guy last night. Especially when he punished Cara and Mady and didn't let them sell lemonade to raise money for the firefighters, only because Mady said, "I like it better when mom's here." Although I have a pretty good feeling there was more to the story and a lot of it was editing on TLC's part, probably based on the fact they're currently involved in several lawsuits with Jon.
I do think its possible, the Gosselins might be back. Its quite plausible that after all the lawsuits are tied up they could be back with "Kate Plus 8," but I don't think that will be anytime soon. And if that happened, I can tell you I'd be watching.
I might be the only one whose still a fan of the show, but if you are one as well, please let me know I'm not the only one. Or if you're not a fan, what's your reasoning behind that? I do think that we could all probably agree, that no matter your feeling towards the show, the situation as a whole is awfully sad.
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