When a show's preview ends with "God please don't let my daughter ever become a porn star," you know it's going to be good. Last night I watched The Preachers' Daughters which premiered this Tuesday on Lifetime and OMG. And by that I mean, oh my lord, because this is a Christian show.
The show features three preachers' daughters who are sick of following the strict rules daddy (and God) set out for them for a good Christian life and want to let loose! One catch, one of them already has a baby, oops! Preachers' Daughters is part Life Church TV part Laguna Beach, a glimpse at religious family life and church coupled with teens breaking the rules and getting into a lot of trouble, except in this case "really big trouble" means they date and smoke pot, cuh-razy. But in their super-strict world, this creates major drama, and that never gets old.
But seriously, being a preacher's daughter does not seem super fun, it comes with a lot of rules and restrictions, and no one got to wear a fun church hat.
Let's meet the daughters:
Kolby has two preacher parents, her dad who asks her to read the whole Bible (the whole Bible?!) and write him a summary before he will give her money to buy a car and her mom who schedules a meeting with the boy she likes and has him fill out an application before he can date her. She also has him initial her list of unbreakable rules. The final rule? "Be very afraid."
Then there's Taylor, who had dreams of becoming a porn star because "they are so free." She got over that though, not before giving her parents a heart attack, and now she just wants to run off to the water park without permission and kiss boys behind the bathrooms. She is sure to be the most entertaining of the bunch because she has a boyfriend who says thing like, "It's hotter here than three fat bitches in a phone booth." Nice.
Finally there's Olivia, who already in the first episode has to reveal to her parents that she has to get a paternity test for her baby. Despite this whole baby situation, she seems the most committed to her parents' faith. Maybe because now she has a promise ring to keep her pure until marriage (maybe a few months too late?) or maybe because her parents sit her sisters and her down to ask them, "are you staying clear of temptation?" And you thought your parents were strict.
This is going to be hilarious. I even felt better about watching it than other trashy reality shows because I felt like I was also getting a cultural education about devout Christian families. Everybody wins!
"God only knows what will happen next..."