Sunday, August 8, 2010

Parental Control Is Out Of Control - In A Good Way

I appreciate the guest post, Ignacio Phillips

It's not often that parents will like the guy their daughter is dating. This is especially the case for the father. He has such high expectations that no one will ever be good enough. If you're a guy, sorry, that's just the way the world works. And if you try too hard, that makes it even worse. One great example of this is on a show called Parental Control, which is my favorite daytime television show. I watch it on my direct tv hd dvr whenever I get a chance. The concept of the show is that the parents hate the boyfriend (or girlfriend) so much that they interview other candidates that might go on dates with their daughter. Two candidates are chosen. At the end of the show, the girl will choose if she wants to stay with her boyfriend or go with one of the new guys.

While the concept of the show is that she gets to go on dates with new potential boyfriends, the really entertaining part of the show takes place back home, where the current boyfriend and her parents are watching the dates on television. The boyfriend is always keeping a close eye, making sure that nothing gets to out of control. The parents tease him, but he will often bite back with some cruel words. I still haven't figured out if this part is scripted or not, but who cares, it's highly entertaining.

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