Legendary rock god and multi-hyphenate Gene Simmons returns with his unconventional family for an all-new season of A&E's hit series GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS. Season six answers the question will Gene, the God of Thunder, finally tie the knot with his beloved partner Shannon? The longest-running celebrity family-based series on television begins with a shocking moment for America's most traditional, non-traditional family. With Nick and Sophie away at college and Gene's rock star ego at an all-time high, Shannon decides she needs to re-evaluate their relationship and leaves her longtime boyfriend. Now Gene and Shannon must decide if they want to movie on with the next phase of their lives together. Viewers will get a fly-on-the-wall look at the state of Gene and Shannon's relationship and explore never-before-seen corners of their personal lives, including Gene's emotional visit to Israel, a special visit to the troops and a relationship-telling trip to Belize.
This DVD set includes 9 episodes from Season 6 plus a bonus disc filled with previously unreleased episodes from Season 5!
DISC 1: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (one-hour) / KISS Your Family Goodbye / You Always Hurt The Ones You Love / Blood is Thicker than Hummus (one-hour) / The Demon Does the Holy Land / The Demon Salutes
DISC 2: Mr. Tweed Goes to Canada (one-hour) / The Kids Are Not Alright (one-hour) / Belize It Or Not (one-hour) / Bonus - Previously Unreleased Season 5 episode - Face Your Demons (one-hour)
DISC 3: Bonus - Previously Unreleased Season 5 episodes - What Happens in Vegas (one-hour) / Gene's Handicap / God of Thunder / Three's a Crowd / My Fair Lady / Keeping Up with the Demon / Scaredy Cat
There's a lesson delivered in this first part of the sixth season of A&E's reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels
: If you sleep with nearly five thousand women (by his count, anyway), including many that your spouse can't help but know about, eventually there will be consequences. But will the Kiss bassist and front man--described by his own kids as a guy not much given to self-examination--get it? It doesn't take long for Simmons, or us, to grok that not everything is perfect in rock star land, as the very first of these nine new episodes opens with him revealing that Shannon Tweed, the former Playboy playmate and his significant other (they're still unmarried) for nearly three decades, has grown weary of his flagrant, almost constant philandering and moved into a hotel. Even the supremely clueless Simmons (not that he's mercenary or anything, but this is someone who equates money with "the implementation of love") knows the situation is serious, and many of these scenes--Tweed's resentment and despair, Simmons's skepticism about seeing a psychiatrist and gradual realization that he's at fault for the whole deal, children Nick and Sophie's reactions--are among the entire series' most genuine, despite their being played out in front of a TV crew. But the couple does stay together, traveling to Israel, Simmons's homeland, where he meets several half-siblings for the first time; paying tribute to troops in Texas; and visiting Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where Tweed grew up and people ask for her autograph, not his. To be sure, much of this seems artificially staged for the cameras, but the fact that those closest to him will no longer put up with his selfish behavior--"Be a better man," Tweed says simply--nicely sets up the events to follow in the second part of the season. Meanwhile, aficionados will appreciate the inclusion of eight previously unreleased episodes from the fifth season, which occupy the third disc in this set. --Sam Graham