Jon & Kate Plus 8: Good Reality TV from Production Standpoint

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Jon & Kate Plus 8: Good Reality TV from Production Standpoint

There have been some articles going around lately about reality TV Jon & Kate Plus 8, critical of Kate Gosselin and the temper tantrums she has, i

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There have been some articles going around lately about reality TV Jon & Kate Plus 8, critical of Kate Gosselin and the temper tantrums she has, in the presence of her preschool sextuplets and slightly older twin girls. Jon & Kate Plus 8 generously shows Kate often ranting at her soft-spoken husband Jon.

So Kate needs a Valium, but don’t let this actually stop you from checking out Jon & Kate Plus 8, because from a technical production standpoint, it’s actually a superb show. I just want to forewarn new viewers that Kate can be a real devil. Her sextuplets and twins think tantrums are normal behavior.

I have no criticisms of how Jon & Kate Plus 8 is crafted and put together. I can imagine the relentless hours of video footage that must be dissected to fit into 30-minute segments. I can imagine the aching eardrums of the camera crew as they follow the screaming sextuplets and wailing twins around the house. I can imagine the TV crew’s reaction when Kate acts up. Are the sextuplets miniature Kates? Or is Kate an oversized preschooler? You be the judge.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 does a splendid job of showing every detail of Jon & Kate’s life, taking the viewer from the bathroom to the ski slopes, from the messy kitchen to the ice skating rink and to the music lessons. Plenty of dialogue between Jon & Kate is captured. Plenty of dialogue amongst the sextuplets and twins is also captured.

In fact, Jon & Kate Plus 8 makes sure you don’t miss anything because sometimes there is captioning at the bottom of the TV screen of whatever is being spoken, since it’s not always easy to understand a preschooler’s mumbling.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 includes the nannies sharing their thoughts. And let’s not forget the standard segments of Jon & Kate relaxed in a loveseat, speaking towards the camera about what’s happening in their lives lately. And it is during these scenes that you will sooner or later witness Kate take a potshot at her husband. Just keep watching. It invariably happens.

Jon is half Korean, so the sextuplets and twins are one-quarter Korean. But interestingly, they all appear to be three-quarters Korean and will grow up to be very attractive. I believe that the sextuplets resulted from Kate taking hormone shots to stimulate egg production. This kind of fertility treatment can easily result in a litter of eggs being released from the ovary, and just a few moments of intimate passion are all it takes for a cluster of eggs to be simultaneously fertilized. Correct me if I’m wrong about this particular technique being used on Kate, but nevertheless, it was reproductive technology that brought Jon & Kate sextuplets, and they are interesting to watch.