Every week, television documentaries present us with so many unusual people, with so many strange and/or disturbing problems, you might find it hard to keep up with all of them. That's where I come in! Here's an unflinching look back at TV's Week in Freak Shows.
Pregnant In Heels (Bravo)
Who Is This Now? Donna.
Why Are We Watching Her? She's expecting her first baby, and though she knows she needs to hire a baby nurse so that she can go back to work right away, she is totally paranoid about home security.
How Did She Get Here? I don't want to make unfair generalizations. But she lives in L.A.
What's the Grossest Thing We See? It's bad enough that maternity concierge Rosie Pope designs what amounts to a sting operation for prospective nanny candidates, putting temptations like cash, pay stubs, and chocolate in the nursery while Rosie and Donna monitor each applicant on video (by this point in the episode, Donna has installed dozens of security cameras all over the house). Making matters worse is Donna's assertion that her biggest fear regarding the hire of a nanny is that she will steal from her. The baby's safety is ... up to the baby, I guess. The final grossest thing: Donna and her husband Jason — who, as I mentioned, live in Los Angeles — name their baby girl Brooklyn.
What Have We Learned? Whatever Donna pays Meg, the nanny she eventually hires, it surely isn't enough.