Since I’ve recently discovered that Arkansas Project readers are nutso for all things Duggar, here’s a little something for you: The New York Times offers a review of the “17 and Counting” reality show on TLC focusing on the massive northwest Arkansas brood and their wacky misadventures:
“17 Kids and Counting” maintains a compassionate tone toward the Duggars. But its existence seems designed to make anyone watching it feel righteous. The mother of the well-spoken only child gets to feel smug. The religious mother of six gets to feel as though Christian families are sacred. This show doesn’t exploit the people in it; it exploits the divisions among everyone watching.