Oh TLC, we had some great times. Remember “Born Without a Face”? Or the countless hours I spent with you and “I Am My Own Twin”? You used to be so fresh, so original, so on the ball when it came to showing explicit surgeries and children who would never have a normal life. You used to stand for something, even if it was gross. And I loved you for it.
But you’ve changed. I know I’ve been a little distant, what with some other channels developing some great reality content as well. And maybe I should have been more attentive. But I can’t believe what you’ve become. What used to be a truly original reality based channel for liver transplants and kids with two heads has now become the Vh1 of the Discovery Networks. I’m confused. How is Hoarding: Buried Alive not the EXACT same show as Hoarders, but without the gripping family story? And I’m sorry, I’ve seen previews for Addicted and I thought (for the first three times I saw them) that I was watching commercials for a new season of Intervention.
Now I know you’ve been a little broken up since you realized Jon is a dick and Kate plus 8 probably won’t be as successful. But don’t let that bring you down! After all, you still have Toddlers & Tiaras. And don’t forget my new favorite: I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant.
Fear not, TLC, I know it’s been a while, but with your new shows it just seems, frankly, a little sad and desperate. How about this. Why don’t we get together some weekend, sit down, remember the old times and start bringing your focus back to what really matters. And no, it’s not ripping off A&E. It’s conjoined twins. Oh you!