Because of the train wreck known as Britney Ever After, I had a sudden desire to watch the reality television show that UPN thought was a wonderful idea “Britney & Kevin: Chaotic.” That idea worked out wonderfully for them because they were dissolved into The CW a year later. The show crushed all my hopes and dreams. I instantly regretted re-watching it-Regret is something UPN and I seem to have uncommon when it comes to this show.
“Britney & Kevin: Chaotic” followed the love story of Britney Spears and her then husband Kevin Federline. Shocked I didn’t make a gold digger joke or call him a deadbeat? So am I. The series was Britney and Kevin recording each other, and the friends and family. Literally that’s it. It’s like a homemade sex tape without the sex. That’s the whole show. Now I watched this show religiously because I love myself some trashy reality television. This was trashy reality tv. It was like VH1 trashy reality show where the girls/guys were thirstier than someone lost in the desert, but it was a different kind of trashy. Like, I’m watching this show in order to kill some of my brain cells. And that it did. The worse part of it all is that MTV was going to have this on their airwaves and it was going to follow Britney on tour. That sounds way better than this crap.
The show came at a point where Britney began her rocky relationship with the tabloids. Chaotic didn’t really help with that. It just made her look like a bitch. It was just a normal bitch, but a vain bitch. No one likes a vain bitch. It didn’t help with her image. And when the show aired, she was also beginning the well-documented downward spiral. While it wasn’t 2007-2008 bad, it still wasn’t the greatest thing in the world for the princess of pop.
The only positive thing that this show did was it gives us an Extended Play of the same name. It features three songs: two brand new ones, and one previously unreleased. These songs are actually very good. The theme song “Chaotic” is catchy, “Someday (I Will Understand)” is a very sweet ballad dedicated to her oldest son, and “Mona Lisa” is a very tragic but amazing song. I highly recommend it, more so than the television show.
If you are interesting in losing about an hour and a half of your life that you will wish you got back, then all the episodes are available to watch on the YouTube. You can also purchase it on DVD but then I would have to judge you on that life choice. It’s literally not worth the $12 on Amazon. I do recommend watching parts of it, because it does give you an outlook into her life more so than what we have gotten before. It’s not a good outlook, in fact it’s rather sad-looking back at it now. But definitely save yourself the time, and don’t re-watch it. You’re soul will thank you.
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