Osbornes, Hogans and Now Simmons
The celebrity family reality show has become a really popular genre and now we have Gene Simmons Family Jewels. I watched most of The Osbornes and enjoyed it for the most part. I think I just had really never seen a family like that before and thought it was cool. I’ve watched Hogan Knows Best a few times but it mostly annoys me.
I must say that both Erik and I really like Family Jewels and I think we were both a bit surprised by this. Considering I’ve never liked Gene Simmons or Kiss I actually found myself a little smitten by the sweet and a little silly Mr. Simmons.
You might wonder how this show is different than the other celebrity family shows but I think one of the biggest differences is that he and his wife Shannon Tweed are 22 years happily unmarried (as he puts it). How often do we see a celebrity relationship last that long?
I was charmed to see that Gene was not as macho and “rockstar” as he tries to come across in the public eye. His son tells the camera at one point how his father is “whipped” and that the reason his parents are still together is because his father does whatever his mom tells him to do.
Gene seems to genuinely adore the mother of his children, son and daughter. Gene at times embarrasses his family like any good father should. Gene does what his wife tells him to do. I look forward to watching more, like I need another show to watch :rolleyes: