More schlock from the Tacky, Lewd, and Crass network that showcases Trainwrecks, Losers, and Crazies.
Kevin and Jude; I didn't know what the hell a hand-fasting ceremony was, but I looked it up and I can now say I actually learned something from this, no joke. So you get a point, there, TLC. Did I hear that officiant say her name is seriously "Priestess Moonfire"? Bwahahahaha! If you're going to stage something, TLC, you at least made it funny there, so I'll give you another point on that one. Having Jude crawl out Kevin's bedroom window? More humor! Challenge: what would you have had her do, TLC, if his bedroom was on the 2nd floor? The walk of shame down the stairs? Something to think about for the scripted drama with your next cougarized couple.
Octavio; yes, so obviously gay. And his sniffing, bitchy friend at the beach -- all of them were bitches, but this is the guy in the yellow t-shirt who was the most vocal about the age difference being gross -- is obviously playing the part of the guy who wants Octavio for himself or just wants Octavio to come out. LOL. Of course, all the OTT rudeness for the camera makes it all scripted. And the rude, bitchy girls in the place where Octavio works: obviously scripted. TLC not even trying, but I expected as much.
Hell's Kitchen Hattie--I've seen her before, on one of the TLC Exteme/Taboo/Sex type of shows. She was on that one too for cougaring after young dudes. She's pretty, and she's spunky, with a fun attitude, but as repressed and age-ist as it may be, I just don't need to hear her say that young guys or anyone else makes her w _ _. Uck. At least it was silently bleeped.
These people had to be actors or wannabe actors. At least, I hope so, because this really just made a big joke out of relationships, which would be a serious subject. As long as everyone's legal and consenting, I don't care and I'm happy for those who find true love. This, however, just came off as just another TLC exploitation (albeit consensual exploitation) and attempt to shock for a quickie ratings boost. The OTT meanness from Octavio's customers and friends and the comedy with Jude and Kevin and Hattie's antics reveals this program as just another fake and cheap attempt at eliciting a strong emotional response. Eh.
Edited by FinePoint, Nov 29, 2012 @ 3:55 PM.