Don’t Act Like You Don’t Watch It.
I have a confession to make. It’s dirty. It’s filthy. It’s mind numbing and killing brain cells as we speak.
Yes, I am addicted to the 16 and Pregnant/ Teen Mom series on MTV. What is it, you ask? You mean you haven’t seen it? YOU ARE MISSING OUT. This series is the absolute end-all, be-all of train wrecks (other than Jersey Shore, I think). MTV found these 16-year-old girls… sometimes 15 and had camera crews follow them around during their pregnancy. And while there is a second season that finished in May (and a THIRD in the works… oh I can’t wait), my heart belongs to the girls of Season One.
That’s why I was so glad to find out that Teen Mom was only going to be the girls from Season One. Amber, Maci, Farrah and Caitlyn. The Season Two girls were ok, but I loves me some Season One drama.
Let’s start with Maci. Can we all just agree that she’s a great mom? I mean, that ding-dong, half-wit Ryan has got to be one of the most obnoxious, entitled, self-centered, butt-faced miscreant (name that show!) that has ever lived. Calling Maci lazy for dropping out of school when his unemployed butt couldn’t watch Bentley while she went to class? You’ve got to be kidding me. I’m so excited that she reconnected with this new guy but I can’t wait for Ryan to find out. I would have been mad too if my ex-boyfriend brought his new girlfriend by and didn’t even introduce me to her so I knew my kid was ok when he was with his dad. SHAME Ryan. SHAME.
Then there’s Farrah. Ok. So, first Season of Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, Farrah really got on my nerves. In a good “I can’t look away” kind of way. She was always off with the guys, leaving Sophia at home with her mom. Her mom is LOONEY TUNES, by the way. So when this season opened up with the 911 call Farrah made after her mom hit her, I was like, “OMG, this got so much better!”. Because I was waiting for Deborah to snap. Really snap. And this last episode where it was Sophia’s birthday and her parents are ignoring her at the restaurant? So sad. I really did feel for Farrah because she’s stuck in this family and she can’t do anything about that because she is only 18. I forget sometimes that these girls are so young.
I really feel for Caitlyn too. After all the mess with Carly and her parents and then moving in with Tyler, the poor girl doesn’t know which way is up. But I really think she and Tyler are showing their age this season. They were so mature and brave to give their daughter up for adoption but I think it’s really starting to hit Tyler this season. Caitlyn has had time to process it and she had more opportunities for healing than Tyler. Plus, she is always around him. It’s good that she was forced to move out of his house but I really wish she didn’t have to live with her drug-addict mom and Butch. OMG, don’t get me started on Butch.
I definitely saved the best for last. Amber. Amber and Gary and poor baby Leah. In the first season, whenever Amber had an outburst I thought, “Ok, she’s only 17, she has a baby and that doofy Gary is in the picture. Poor her.” But the way she’s acting this season? Girl has a chemical imbalance. Seriously. This last episode where Gary was trying to calmly talk to her and she kept screaming at him, make up trailing down her face? She needs to get some help, and she needs to get it now. I can’t imagine what it’s like for a baby to be in that environment 24/7. Because neither of them have a job, so they just sit around and fight all day. OH and if neither of them have a job, how in the hell can they afford to go out to dinner all the time? I work full time and we go out to dinner maybe once a month. And it’s usually to Red Robin. When we have a coupon. Or gift certificate. So someone please explain to me how they can cry and yell at each other about money then turn around and say, “Let’s go get dinner.” NO.
So yeah… I know I’m way too invested and the Hubs calls it “trash” and it totally is. But I don’t care. Because this show is a train wreck in the craziest possible way.
Do you have any guilty pleasure shows? Do you get teased for watching them? Are you secretly pleased when you find other people who are so invested in these shows too? Tell me I’m not alone!