xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#'. The Digibandit: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" The Ultimate Show for Morons

Friday, September 28, 2012

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" The Ultimate Show for Morons

The Hollywood Reporter pronounced the show "horrifying," explaining "...you know this show is exploitation. TLC knows it. Maybe even Mama and HBB know it, deep down in their rotund bodies. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a car crash, and everybody rubber-necks at a car crash, right? It’s human nature. Yes, except that if you play that card, you also have to realize that human nature comes with the capacity to draw a line, to hold fast against the dehumanization and incremental tearing down of the social fabric, even if this never-ending onslaught of reality television suggests that’s a losing effort. You can say no to visual exploitation. You can say no to TLC. And you can say no to Honey Boo Boo Child. Somebody has to."[8]
The Hollywood Reporter stated that the premiere episode did well, "scoring a 1.6 in the coveted 18–49 demographic and notching a whopping 2.2 million viewers".[9]