Editor’s Note: I am posting two topics this morning for those who don’t want to talk about Kate. Also I want to point out that I was sick in bed with a cold last night is how I caught this much television.
So Kate Gosselin’s new TLC show “Kate Plus 8” premiered last night and as the title indicates there was no Jon in the show.
Kate, along with her friend Jamie, took the kids to Discovery Cove in Orlando for a dolphin experience to celebrate their 6th birthdays.
When the show first started, Walsh was a toddler just like her six, and I really enjoyed seeing how she organized, saved money and cooked for her brood.
Toward the end, the show became more about her being mean to Jon. So without her whipping boy it was a little less interesting. I fast-forwarded through much of their dolphin experience.
The most interesting parts were watching Kate handle logistics and the every-day needs of a large group of kids – such as delays at the airport and trying to find the kids healthy food in an airport. I also liked watching her handle getting eight kids into skin-tight surf suits, which they did not want to wear.
The most compelling part of the show for me was when Madi, one of the older children, threw a fit because the little kids were getting a third birthday party. She said you celebrate our birthday on one day – not three. It was a tough question that I don’t think Kate answered that clearly but she did try.
The second hour was a behind-the-scenes show about how Kate’s life has been since the divorce, and it was much more interesting than just following the kids around.
There were all these rumors last year about Kate dating her silver-haired bodyguard. (He is definitely hot and has what appears to be an Australian accent.)
They do seem to be very close but it seems like he’s almost taken on the job as her manager. He was directing her where to go and telling her she had to make decisions about commitments. He was basically making her to do parts of her “job” that she didn’t want to do – more like a manager than a bodyguard. He was consoling her when she was crying but he never touched her or put his arm around her.
Oddly, Kate seemed more natural in the behind-the-scenes footage than she did on the dolphin tour with the kids.
So what did you think of the new “Kate plus 8” without Jon season? Will you be watching? If you just want to see the kids then that’s what it’s all about.
What did you make of Kate’s interaction with her bodyguard? Which footage did she seem more natural in?