I am with you all the way, you too VelvetRed.Originally Posted by jlccaz;3250013;My whole "BLEH" reaction to Jason's initial selection is playing out all over the place. The "complete his family" theme is a REALLY unappealing plot choice by the producers to me, personally. (Though I'm aware that many, many couples and families in our country debate these sorts of step family issues, therefore potentially giving the plot choice sufficient Nielsen appeal)
I find it tedious and repetitive to speculate through a GOOGLE's worth of cycles (only a tiny fraction of which have played out on this board alone, so far) about whether this was or wasn't good for Ty, whether a girl will or won't be ready or suitable for family life right off the bat, blah blah blah.
I hope eventually that someone opens a couple of threads like "IS JASON A GOOD DAD" and "IS [so and so] READY OR GOOD ENOUGH TO BE TY'S MOM" and then I can avoid them like the plague (speaking metaphorically).
Thanks Luvnit for posting that People article scan. I hadn't picked it up, and I always think it's so nice when posters make that effort for the masses, so all can see. Thanks!!! The PR decision is obviously to get him out there WAY ahead of the programming in the hope of deflecting some of the blowback, so the pre-season talking points are:
--it was not a selfish lark; it ended with a PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE!
--there were no prolonged absences longer than a week
--he checked with experts (medical and psych)
--the ex wife is fine with it, and is the MOTHER (so the show can be about Jason's true love, not Ty's)
--he is over Dee and she is not his fiance (I"m telling you guys, she is there to promote her Lifetime role.
All by way of saying, the network has some concern about blowback on his choice to do this (stupid) show.