Love Can Build A Bridge And Also A Mighty Compelling TV Show

Okay. I was all prepared to write a riveting post about how I cleaned that bottom vent thing on my refrigerator this weekend (seriously. did you hear my cries of despair?) and how I went to a meeting at church that totally warmed my heart and how I bought a super-cute and comfortable pair of shoes for about a bajillion percent off and how there’s an eight year-old in this house who has developed the ability to make me laugh so hard that I cry.

(Maybe “riveting” wasn’t the best word choice.)

(Maybe “random” would have been more appropriate.)


All my posting plans (lame-ish though they were) went right out the window when I fired up the DVR after supper. And now I am dying to know: did anybody else watch The Judds’ new show last night? Because I watched. Oh yes I did.

And that was just about the most riveting two hours of television I’ve seen in a long time. I mean, I think I sort of assumed that each show episode have a couple of “reality” plot lines running (Naomi buys new shoes! Wynonna tries to decide on sets for the show!), but that’s not it was at all. It was (at least to me) an unexpectedly wide-open look at the ins and outs and ups and downs of a very complicated mother-daughter relationship, and it was fascinating.


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  1. Lynnette R says:

    Doesn’t take long to figure out that there are a myriad of issues circulating in that family. It seams that spending so much time together hasn’t helped to mend all those wounds. I saw them on Oprah a couple years ago and oh my. I cringed. It was hard to watch. I still find it offensive when people air their dirty laundry in public. Especially when it plays out with someone being disrespectful to their parent. Ugh!
    I did notice in the previews that all the hair and clothing seemed to be color coordinated. Orange*ish.

  2. Phooey! I had just seen the promo’s and meant to watch it but forgot! I did think that Mama Judd has gone waaay overboard with the plastic surgery though.. I will be sure to watch next time. Did you know Wynonna wrote a novel? I saw her at a local bookstore signing copies..interesting family.

  3. I do love me some Wynonna!
    The traveling ‘life coach’ guy-WOW does he have his hands full. I mean who travels with their own shrink. Just WOW.

    Part of my just wants to hug them and say MOVE ON and LET IT GO!! But, you know easier said then done. At least they haven’t totally given up on each other and having a relationship.

  4. Kimberly says:

    OK, gonna go see if they are airing it again so I can DVR it. Fascinating, orange-ish, complicated reality shows sound like a fun couple of hours!!

  5. I can’t believe I missed it! I am actually, pathetically, searching for more shows to watch lately because I just feel empty in the tv world lately.

    I can imagine that they put on a good reality show. I have seen them on Oprah multiple times, because she is where all good people with issues land, and I loved them. I will definitely have to make time to watch the next time it is on!

  6. Anne N. says:

    I watched it too…could NOT stop. It was fascinating.

  7. I saw it and am looking forward to the season. I thought it was fascinating as well.

  8. I am so BUMMED that I missed this! We don’t have DVR at the moment and I am at a complete loss. That and words with friends distracted me from channel surfing last night, so ultimately I blame my phone.
    The end.

  9. hmmm…have not seen it. I am still trying to get past my February 30 Rocks- I am WAAAYYYY behind, but you are definitely tempting me.

  10. I have been reading about the show, but did not watch it myself. I can’t tell if it is about redemption, or how to work through one’s issues in a healthy manner. OR if it is one long train wreck, and they are just over-sharing their problems. I am curious what you thought.

  11. DEEP.


  13. Your vent?! Now you know you have to tell that story. What a teaser!

  14. Oh my gosh. I have missed this. Somehow. I will now proceed straight to my guide on the TV and hopefully find it re-played and DVR it.
    Have you watched Pregnant in Heels? I just watched the premiere episode of that one (on Bravo). Fascinating. But in more of a train wreck type of way, you know?

  15. Destiny says:

    I thought “Well, we are finally going to get some truth here.” And … because the Lord above gave me an extra measure for hurting people, I just wanted to love on them both. It left me shaking my head and sometimes even bowing my head… I wanted to watch, but at moments felt as though I shouldn’t. I found it both revealing and riveting.

  16. I’m out of it. I haven’t even heard about it.

  17. Is that facisiousness (no, I’m not gonna bother to look up that spelling) or are you serious?

  18. My 9YO boy is so funny, and it just tickles me to no end. We have a long-standing family tradition of class clowns, and he’s falling right in line. :)

  19. We get a limited selection of US shows on Armed Forces Network, so this is one I probably won’t get to see. But I read the other day that the youngest daughter, Ashley, wrote a memoir that detailed some dysfunction and pain, and that the other Judds weren’t happy with it. Was that addressed in the show?

  20. Hey, Sophie, I’ll miss your smiling face, now that I’m back in ATL!

    Yes, me and my mama got sucked into this show the other night & watched two episodes back to back. You are so right about the complicated mother/daughter relationship between those 2. My mom will be my new TV watching partner. :)

  21. I’m still waiting on the fabulous shoe reveal (I mean, a bajillion percent off is right up my alley!). By the way, I vaguely remember telling you that I’d let you know whenever the Mom’s Guide to Caring for Little Teeth was published, and I actually remembered. :-) Here it is:

  22. I watched it! It was very riveting! I loved it because I have always loved The Judds!