Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brother Husbands

Have you seen this Sister Wives nonsense on TLC? 


I'm not one to poke fun at anyone's religion, but I know for a fact that Mormons don't believe in polygamy.  Not anymore.  I know a Morman.  This Sister Wives show has her all fired up.  And I don't blamer her!

So, WHO ARE THE BROWNS?

Meet husband Kody — along with his three wives: Meri, Janelle and Christine and their combined 13 children — and see how they attempt to navigate life as a "normal" family in a society that shuns their lifestyle. From their unconventional family structure and living arrangements to financial challenges, each half hour episode exposes the inner workings of a polygamist household, revealing the unexpectedly tight-knit and loving relationships between Kody's wives.


Sister Wives also captures the intense dynamics surrounding a man juggling three wives while attempting to keep it a secret from the outside world — but the general public is not the only challenge that the Brown family unit is facing. The series begins with Kody announcing plans to take on another wife and her three kids — and although expected, the news is met with mixed feelings. Meri, Janelle and Christine were married before starting families so all of the children grew up as siblings. And for sixteen years, the Sister Wives have established their own role within the group and worked together to maintain a cohesive, loving unit. Bringing on a fourth wife could easily disrupt the balance, changing lives forever. The series chronicles the growing pains as Robyn and her kids assimilate into the family and the sister wives work through the insecurities and uncertainties that are inevitable to their chosen way of life.  - taken from The Huffington Post

I have no words to describe how I feel about this concept.  I sat there for an hour watching as these women insisted they loved each other, like sisters, but then commenced sobbing about a new sister wife joining the mix.  What gives?  If you are willing to share your husband with two other women, why not three?  Oh and by the way...Kody isn't allowed to kiss anyone he's dating until they are married.  GOD FORBID!  Thank goodness he's got some morals.  WTF?!?!?!


I've got to give this Kody character props.  I would very much like to sit down with him to determine how he has talked these women into this arrangement.  I'm not saying that these women are the most clever people in the world, but they don't appear to be THAT dense. 

Oh wait...I remember now!  Polygamy is believed to bring exaltation in Heaven!  That's right. 

Naw...surely they don't buy that?  I mean, there are only an estimated 38,000 people practicing polygamy these days.  (Yes, you read that correctly 38,000 people are seriously doing this.)  They can't believe that all of the rest of us will NOT be exalted in Heaven?  Or can they?  This is making me dizzy :(

Wait!  Wait!  I know.  It's got to be the money!  I'm guessing a polygamist has to have mad cash.  They have a HUGE house and about 4 Lexuses (or would that be Lexi???).  Regardless, he's got money to spend.  I guess with 25 children that's a pre-requisite.  I wonder if the polygamist community requires that you make $50K/year per spouse?  Hmmm.....wait, that's not very much.  Maybe you need to make $100K/year per spouse?  That would require Kody (who btw I accidentally keep calling Rocky) to make $300K, with a recent increase to $400K to support the newest proposed wife.

So here's my question.  Could I convince 3 or 4 guys to marry me and become Brother Husbands?  Can you imagine? 

I've got to be honest.  It creeps me out a bit.  I think I'll have my hands full with the first Mr. Seersucker...thank you very much.

T

If you want to be amazed for a full 30 minutes......tune in for Sister Wives, Sundays at 10 PM (ET/PT), and explore the complex daily life of a polygamist family.

If you want to read more, or have questions that need answers...visit Hollywood Life HERE for more!

16 comments:

mrs.mfc said...

This post totally cracks me up. I can't wait to see what kind of comments you get! HA!

flip flops on lex said...

Haha! I have watched this show, I must admit, and I always say I'll have no problem with polygamy the day that I see a woman with three husbands. ;)

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

this is NUTS. can you imagine having more than one husband??

kLl said...

I read somewhere the other day that they are being investigated because, well you know, polygamy is illegal. Interested to see how that turns out. Oh you're right about the mormon part. Modern Mormons do not practice polygamy.

sweethomeamy said...

Omg for real. This is the most disgusting thing! I saw the commercial the other day and was flabbergasted when I realized it was a REALITY show, not a fiction drama.

Hope it flops, honestly.

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Another super funny TV post by my super funny friend, T. I watched the first episode but couldn't bring myself to sit through another one. I love a good train wreck just as much as the next girl, but this show was unbelievable. Literally. These people are kooks. I love me some Big Love but they are all pretend. And WAY more interesting than the Browns.

City Dreamer said...

Another fab post. I've watched an episode or two myself and am astounded. It's like watching a car wreck - you feel totally guilty, but SO weirdly curious.

flip flops on lex - totally agree! where's the equality here?? :p (Can't imagine cleaning up after more than one man...)

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I couldn't agree more! I watched it for the first time on Sunday, and I got oddly sucked into it. I was also completely repulsed. Ick.

Elizabeth said...

I believe that FLDS only advocates polygyny, not true polygamy and certainly not polyandry (though some early LDS plural marriages were polyandrous). I even recall watching on some TV show that said it was only when one of the founder's wives caught him cheating on her that he claimed he wasn't cheating - the other woman was his second wife. Sheesh. I would looooove to see future Mr. Bungalow try to pull that one.

Carole said...

No, thanks. I'll watch Mad Men instead. :-)

I did get a chuckle at the thought of Brother Husbands--now THAT would never happen!

The Bee Charmer said...

What you said. And you know, ICK! And Ick again. I've got nothing else relevant to say. I just don't understand it.

The Preppy Pre-Med said...

I saw a commercial for this...I was a bit creeped out. I refuse to watch it, because I know once I do it'll be one of those things I can't not watch. Plus anything to do with polygamy reminds me of my ex-roommate and I've done my best to forget all about that special, special girl.

BelleinBows said...

Agree with you 100%. However, could you imagine brother husbands?! I cannot stop laughing at the thought.

Bronwen said...

As a lapsed Mormon, I *completely* appreciate your opening paragraph! There are SOOO many idiots out there that think that these people are real Mormons, when it couldn't be farther from the truth!

They're getting investigated in real life... it will be interesting to see how that shakes out...

MCW said...

I am watching and it is insane. Kody looks like a pig in shit.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I saw the ads for this and then forgot to watch!
I am disturbed by these people, but I will tune in next week!