i am a reality tv-show junkie. i loved survivor, amazing race, the bachelor, the bachelorette, big brother, my best friend forever, my sweet sixteen, my big fat fabulous wedding, jon and kate plus 8, the hills, the real oc and the list goes on and on...
but my latest fascination has been with mtv's 16 and pregnant. ok so i must admit, i like to watch reality shows cos it lets me sit in my high-chair of judgement, and lay on judgement and criticism, on the doo-doos that usually partake in the reality shows, really fast and thick! i love watching how spoilt the brats on my sweet sixteen are or how kate used to scream at jon, and now they've broken up. always makes me feel high and mighty, bloody perfect and all. lol.
but with this show- it's just raw honesty. these kids who are pregnant at 16, some are real idiots who i think make the mistake of keeping their babies (i.e. not giving them up for adoption, not abortion!) as they're really still sillly brats who don't have a clue of what to expect, and can't take care of themselves, what more a newborn. but you watch how they quickly grow up. and like it or not, they do go through a harsh and quick growing up period when the baby comes.
tonight's episode was super duper sad. this young couple, the first couple i actually like in the show, decide to give up their baby for adoption. it was such a tough decision for them, and i cried along with them. and i was just amazed at how mature and adult they were throughout the entire process.
it's a tough thing to do- give up your baby i'm sure. but they're 16, not from very well off families with their whole lives ahead of them. i'd have done the same thing. and i think their kid is really better off.
i wonder how many of the struggling couples who were part of the show, but kept their babies would watch this show over again, and wished they had done the same thing for their kid as Catelynn did for Carly.
i'm looking forward to next week's season closing episode. they'll be interviewing the couples again, post baby.
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