I am not a TV snob. I’m not the person who has ever said, “Ugh, I’ve canceled my cable because everything on TV is such trash.” Nor am I the parent who says, “I limit my kids TV” or “My kids only watch movies that I’ve pre-approved,” or anything that remotely resembles good parental screen-time limiting.
Nope, I am the person who watches everything, from Mad Men and 30 Rock, to So You Think You Can Dance and Top Chef, to tabloid talk shows I’m too ashamed to name — though I only watch them while I wash the dinner dishes.
I love TV. I love it as entertainment. I love it as an escape. And yes, I’ll even admit to loving it as a babysitter once in a while.
Having said all of that, I have to say that I am horrified by the previews for the new TLC reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which is a spin-off of TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras. READ FULL STORY »