TV Series - Aug 29, 2022
TLC's reality show Welcome to Plathville has nothing to do with Sylvia Plath - though if she did, what kind of sorcery would that be? As it turns out, this is just another show in a series of oddly focused shows on unusually large families. We will never know for what purpose.
Based on the storyline, Barry Plath and Kim Plath are brought together by God, who always intended for them to marry. They reside in Cairo, Georgia, which is a small community on the border of Georgia and Florida. Considering the small population of less than 10,000, it is safe to assume residents get into each other's business, making for some fantastic drama.
There is nothing very interesting about a show about a god-fearing couple, so let us bring in their nine children. Since Barry and Kim are Christian fundamentalists, they have imposed a number of strict rules on the family. There is a limited understanding and use of technology, which includes the internet and social media platforms. In addition, did we mention that sugar could not be consumed? All forms of rebellion are bred in these types of stern parenting methods.
There have been more than a few times when the Plathville boat has been rocked by children moving away, getting married and moving out, and simply moving out to gain some independence. Most people seem to be pretty active on Instagram, probably because they're adults.
It is Ethan Plath, who is 24 years old and married to Olivia, who is the oldest. Since Ethan and Olivia moved out, they aren't exactly getting along with mom and dad, largely because he is a mechanic and his wife is a photographer, and both have relaxed their religious beliefs.
In our next feature, we are going to discuss Hosanna Plath (23), another woman who has gotten married and moved out, but this time with her husband they have relocated across the country. The couple has never participated in the program, and they are most likely blissfully happy as a result.
The 21-year-old son of the couple is a model, as evidenced by his Instagram account. It appears Micah's life has taken a complete 180-degree turn from his childhood, and we hope that one day he will be able to fly to Italy so that he can kiss a gorgeous Italian person while sipping on some wine.
Moriah (20) is the resident rule-breaker and possesses the qualities of wit and wisdom that enable her to lead her younger siblings through the world.
In terms of the younger siblings, information becomes increasingly scarce as we proceed down the list, so we will keep this brief. The youngest of Lydia's four siblings, Isaac (16), Amber (13), Cassia (11), and Mercy (9) are not yet old enough to start trouble by themselves, but we remain hopeful that they will be when they are.