TV: Jon & Kate Plus 8
Reality shows have an inherent bias - the focus of the camera. And that's why "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is such a fascinating case. The show follows the Gosselin family (Jon, Kate, their twin daughters, and their sextuplets) as they try to raise eight young kids at once. The sheer logistics of such a feat (imagine going out to a restaurant to eat, and requesting 8 booster chairs) are entertaining in and of themselves.
But let's get to what the camera seldom shows. I started watching the show a few weeks back and I've seen parts of maybe a dozen episodes, but yesterday was the first time I saw the Gosselins go to church (which they do every Sunday). Now, from the articles I've read online, Jon and Kate are very religious, but somehow, I've never seen their faith depicted in the series until that point.
I suppose footage of people praying or talking about God isn't very interesting. "Jon & Kate Plus 8" finds ample time to show the frequent sarcastic bickering between the couple. The insults and underhanded comments would be off-putting if it wasn't for the deep love the two have for their children.