TLC’s horribly addictive new show, Sister Wives, takes the cake in creepy new TV this season. Chronicling the lives of Kody “Surfer Dude Turned Fundamentalist Mormon” and his three wives Meri, Janelle and Christine, who together have 12 kids. Brown married his first wife, Meri, 20 years ago. Three years later he married Janelle, and a year after that he married Christine. Trying to round out his family into a baker’s dozen, Kody is currently courting a fourth wife, to the utter horror of the three sister wives. Why? Because she’s thin, pretty and, like his shiny Lexus, is new. This will, no doubt, cause serious tension and some very polite feuding among the quiet demure ladies of the house.
When asked why he got himself strapped down with so many wives, Kody had this to say:
“I just fell in love. Then I fell in love again, and I fell in love again,” he says in the opening episode of Sister Wives.
Yeah, that’s called dating. You don’t need to marry every girl you have a crush on. The Browns and their 12 children are Fundamentalist Mormons, and their faith, as Kody says, likes to “reward good behavior.” You call taking three wives good behavior, dude? Where are you getting your information? Oh yeah, that’s right – The Book of Mormon.
“I never wanted to just be married to a man,” says Christine, who is pregnant with Kody’s 13th child. She’s glad to be his third wife because she never wanted to be alone with a husband, and the third wife balances out the tension between the first two. “I always wanted sister wives,” she says. “There’s too many things I wanted to do, to be free for.”
Only time will tell if this show really plays the freak card – or if chronicling the daily lives of a bunch of boring kids (I’m looking at you Kate Gosselin) will make this show a success. And don’t expect this creepy title to last forever. With totally ridiculous show Bridalplasty coming up through the pipes, Sister Wives will really have to start getting kinky if it wants to compete.
Check out the trailer here:
Will YOU be watching??