In Mom On Pop, Bonney Teti—mother of A.V. Club senior editor John Teti—shares her unfiltered thoughts on the pop culture of the day.
It’s August, a perfect time to venture into the wilderness of reality TV and see what the medium’s lunatic fringe has to offer. The FYI network (formerly a 24-hour Murphy Brown rerun channel) has grabbed my attention lately with Married At First Sight, a show that sets three couples up on blind dates, except they get married on the date. It’s crass, it’s weird, and I find it fascinating, so Mom and I talk about why we love to hate it. But first, we delve into Unhung Hero, a documentary that Mom found on Netflix. It’s the tale of a comedian who was dumped by his girlfriend because she thought his member was too small. Look, I don’t know. Mom chose this one.
Mom also shares stories of ice-cream-related emotional trauma, and we talk about the etiquette of playing Facebook games with distant acquaintances.