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It is a show with various seasons of train wrecks. Watch in small doses.
If you ever thought doll collectors were weird with their realistic child dolls that they dress in more adult apparel and pretend have lives- and I am talking about the non-skanky ones (not touching the others).... this is a flotilla of shows to expose a whole new realm of crazy.
Doll collectors at least stick with inanimate objects to focus their fetishes on.
This is a series of shows about people who spend oodles and oodles of money and time to basically capture a pretend moment of time that their child is a living doll and is just absolutely "perfect." In ways normal children shall never be.
I find the mothers WAYYYYY more entertaining than the children.
The children are children- more or less. They are trained to be the way they are. They act in ways that get them attention from their families.
This is actually a hobby and contest for the MOTHERS. Okay a few fathers but it is mostly the moms pushing this weirdness.
The make-up, the dresses, the "routines" for talent, the tantrums, the various antics.... those all blend together after awhile. It is the justifications and manipulations of the mothers and a few fathers that make me compelled to watch this show.
Live in a shabbier house to buy yet another sparkly dress? Why not?
Lie to your spouse as to the true cost of things? Always.
Spray tans? Flippers? Fake hair? Fake nails? All to show the "natural" beauty within? Sure. (Although I did learn that some rather ugly children can look gorgeous in an odd way with enough paint and fake hair. I am not a fan of looking too mature for the actual age.Read more ›
I have been a little involved in pageants, adult ones. I don't have kids. I do know that there are achievement pageants where looks aren't the big factor, and kids' pageants where makeup is not allowed, or where talent and personality determines the winner. Harmless. I don't see a big problem with the glitz pageants, the ones with girls in full makeup, wigs, and $5000 dresses. I do see a big potential for problems with the glitzy ones though. If she WANTS to do it, you can afford it, and you reinforce that winning isn't everything fine.
The moms on T&T however have serious personality problems. From what we see here, pageant moms are histrionic and narcissistic to the point of torture. Many of them are quite overweight, and living through their daughters. The moms force the girls to do all this, go into bankruptcy so little Ashley can get a trophy, and many times the poor fathers are too scared to get in mom's way! Moms have always had that "My child is this or that" "My child won such and such" attitudes. What makes this disturbing is how moms here teach their girls that looks are everything, money buys a pageant win, and step on everyone else.
I'm not about to lump all pageants together. The glitzy child ones are different and can be damaging, but that's up to the parent.
If you've never caught an episode you may find they are hard to NOT watch. You find yourself wanting to see which vile mom loses the contest, since this is mom vs mom.
From the get go, it's obvious to everyone but the parents that the pageants are a scam. Everyone "wins" or "places." The crowning system is some bizarre set of rules where no one really goes home a loser but where the "Queen" of each "division" is also not a winner. There's a set of "supreme" crowns and a grouping of "Ultimate" crowns which is the "winner" of the entire pageant. Oh, whatever. It sounds like a set of prizes a couple of five year olds made up.
You can't really compete in a full "Glitz" pageant unless you have a "cupcake" dress, the proper hair pieces, full make up, a fake spray on tan, glamour and retouched photos and other accouterments but your total prize will more than likely be only $1000. Never mind that the cost of preparing for a pageant will more than likely run you more than $5000 and lots of prep time.
The pageants reward and judge on beauty as it's the only area that cannot be dropped. Beauty is finite and transitory. The parents are both turning their children into monsters and leaving their children with no usable skills once their children's beauty ages out. The most appalling thing here is hearing the parents justify the waste of time and excuse the emphasis on "beauty."
Furthermore, the "modeling" routines these children are taught are both cartoonish and ghoulish. It's a sick, incestuous training wherein coaches teach them the same ridiculous poses they used as children that in turn make the children look almost clownish on stage and no one stops it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This episode is lack luster compared to the episodes in the later seasons, but it is interesting to see a more culturally diverse group of girls and moms competing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Maci Grace
I use these shows as teaching lesson for my granddaughter about internal beauty towards others. It seems to work cause she makes comments about ugly behavior. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Texas Nanny
Not a show I normally watch. Had friends in it. The video quality was great tho.Published 20 months ago by Julie Tallarico
How is this even a show? Pathetic excuses for people put their children in this and more pathetic people watch.Published on March 1, 2014 by Brad Morefield
Okay I first liked this show cause my friend told me about it but then I started reading reviews and I was sure wrong the poor children on this show!!!!!!Published on February 3, 2014 by Deena Swenson
Not sure how to rate this, we bought it for our college age son who loves to hate this show. We all find the show outrageous and sad, so unbelievable that it is entertaining on... Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by KathrynNotKathy
There is more to life than exploiting young kids and teaching little girls that it's more important to be pretty than smart. Why not be both. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Amy L. Wormsley
Loved being able to watch these "crazy" pageant moms again. Very glad I bought it. I want to buy every episode.Published on September 16, 2013 by Mary paushel