Thursday, July 30, 2009

TCA: Giuliana & Bill and the Lamas family get some marriage counseling from the critics

It was a reality show morning at TCA, and over at, I write about how we tried to caution the Rancics and the Lamases that being one of these shows might not be so healthy for their relationships.


TL said...

In all fairness, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are still together. Of course, the show doesn't seem to have done their kids any favors.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Of course, the show doesn't seem to have done their kids any favors.

Yes. Sometimes, the show messes up the marriage, sometimes the kids, sometimes (as with what we're hearing about Jon & Kate's older girls), it's both. It's very rare for everyone to escape one of these projects unscathed.

Nancy said...

Giuliana's comments remind me of "Arrested Development," when Tobias and Lindsey try open marriage.

Tobias: You know, Lindsay, as a therapist, I have advised a number of couples to explore an open relationship where the couple remains emotionally committed, but free to explore extra-marital encounters.
Lindsay: Well, did it work for those people?
Tobias: No, it never does. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but... but it might work for us.

Anonymous said...

The Osbournes are still together because Ozzy's in a functional coma.

Pamela Jaye said...

the Osbournes, yes, and possibly Tori Spelling and hub.
As fot the all time winners - I'd say Cara & Mady Gosselin are bettr off being in therapy with the mom they have, but that all of their doctors will have no problem finding the source of any problems they might have, as it's all out on DVD.

Hopefully their therapists will be able to help them (and hopefully the little sibs too) although if mom had gotten help long ago, this would not be necessary. (not that dad's a saint obviously, but he seems a lot less scary)