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May 01, 2006

I don't think so

I'm a little disturbed right now. I just finished watching Honey We're Killing the Kids and I've got a couple of things to say about it.

For starters, it's yet another show that TLC has copied from BBC. While most of the time I like the stuff those cheeky British come up with, this time I think the execution is lacking.

The premise behind it is good. You want your kids to grow up healthy, so you need to make some lifestyle changes in your household.

What I don't like is the "aging" they do to pictures of the kids. First they do a before picture using all of the data about diet, exercise, etc that currently goes on in the house. The "aged" photos show people with disheveled hair, dirty shirts, and make it look like they're a slob.

The after picture uses the information from the 3 week project and assumes they'll maintain that diet, exercise, etc for the next 40 years. In this second "aged" picture, the girls are wearing makeup, the hair is done, the boys have shaved and are wearing a shirt and tie.

Because lack of exercise and poor diet automatically means your a dirty slob who can't take care of his/herself.

Probably won't watch this one again, but it's that darned TLC addiction.

Posted by Jenny at May 1, 2006 11:03 PM