Six couples and a psychologist relating to the world in a one year wrap up session.
That is how MTV’s 16 and Pregnant went in their finale Special.
They take you from:
- finding out they are pregnant
- past telling everyone
- through their changing bodies
- exit the tunnel of birth
- throw in a few sleepless baby nights and, wha-la, a TV series that is marketable.
The viewer sees a one-hour program of everything the editor decides you get to see.
This is what is going thru the editors mind.
- What will hike ratings?
- What will keep you glued to the TV and still be there after the commercial?
What effect does this have on the present generation, along with the next generation watching this (not to mention the future generations watching reruns)?
More than I care to think about.
Here is the link if you want to see it on your computer, www.16andpregnant.mtv.com
“Six teenage girls, six pregnancy’s, six babies brought into the world as you watched from home. What was it like to give birth on MTV? How has life changed since the camera’s stopped rolling? What does the future hold for these young women and their children?” this is what Dr. Drew ask while promising to answer it all in this one-hour program.
Did you watch this?
Did you think all the above questions were answered?
Is it even possible to answer the last question?
Let me know what you think, I will write a follow up on breastfeeding on the next post.