Did you end up watching Extreme Couponing on TLC last night? I was at volleyball practice and don’t have cable, but am really curious if you liked it or not.
Time magazine calls it “more ‘Horders’ than how-to.” TV Guide has an interview with one extreme couponer who fights claims that she is a hoarder. Andhile Entertainment Weekly says the show is a canny blend of two themes of current American culture.
The first is a fascination with extreme behavior as it’s filtered through reality-TV, whether we’re talking about people who sire a lot of children (hello, Duggar family) or who stuff their bodies with a lot of drugs (hello, Intervention and Relapse). The second is the fact that a lot of people don’t have as much money as they used to. It’s the economy, not-stupid!
If you missed it, watch two more previews below.
Yesterday readers were intrigued by Extreme Couponing previews. Julie said she is drawn to it “like a moth to a flame.” Concetta defended one man featured on Extreme Couponing, saying he has donated 1,000 boxes of cereal to charity. Tara wanted to learn more about stocking up for cheap. Jo said the show was better than other reality TV.
Was it any good?