TLC’s Sister Wives recently wrapped up its 14th season on the air. Many dedicated viewers have been watching the Brown family navigate polygamy and life with 18 kids for a decade. But Season 14 disappointed many fans.
Some viewers said Kody Brown’s alleged favoritism of his fourth wife, Robyn Brown, as well as endless moving and rental home drama, left them feeling cold. Others thought this season didn’t focus enough on Kody’s other three wives (Meri, Janelle, and Christine Brown) or the family’s many kids. Many critics took to Twitter during the season finale to voice their unhappiness with this season.
Many ‘Sister Wives’ fans took to social media to complain about the show
Many fans of TLC’s Sister Wives have been watching faithfully since the show premiered in 2010. But, during the season finale—which featured Maddie Brown Brush going into labor with her second child with husband Caleb Brush—some said they didn’t know if they wanted to tune in for another season. Some seemed to think the TLC show needed to be cancelled altogether.
“This season was just one big headache. Y’all move too much,” one Twitter user wrote as the finale episode aired.
Another agreed, suggesting that they wouldn’t tune in again unless the storylines got more interesting. “I was disappointed with this season not gonna lie,” they wrote on Twitter. “Better step it up or I won’t be back.” One fan agreed, writing in response, “The show has run its course. Needs to be done now.”
Others thought the editing and production were somewhat lackluster this time around, making the storyline boring and repetitive. “Such a poorly done season of Sister Wives. Not sure who produced this mess or why,” one fan wrote. “I can’t believe the whole season was about Robyn and Kody finding a rental. Zzzzzz.”
Some critics thought this season focused too much on moving, real estate, and rental homes
Fans pointed out that they thought this season focused far too much on the Browns’ complicated move from Las Vegas to Flagstaff.
Many episodes were devoted to Kody’s ongoing arguments with his youngest wife, Robyn, about whether they should rent or buy a home. In other episodes, the family argued over divvying up property on their Arizona land, Coyote Pass, and moved to rental after rental.
In yet another series of episodes, Kody and his wives debated whether or not they should move into one home together. Some Sister Wives viewers wanted to see more of the interpersonal dynamics in the family instead.
“Does anything else happen on this show other than moving, planning on moving, talking about moving, referring to past moves, or droning on about how you don’t want to move into the same house together???” one Twitter user complained during the finale.
Another Sister Wives viewer thought the family’s complaints over their rental homes and real estate woes were entitled and unrelatable. “Somehow, Robyn praying for a rental with 5 bedrooms and baths and expecting God to provide her one while there are homeless folks in this country and starving people in this world seems a bit obscene,” the critic wrote on Twitter.
Many fans thought Kody’s favoritism of Robyn was all too obvious this season
Other viewers had different complaints—such as Kody’s increasingly obvious alleged favoritism of Robyn at the expense of his other three wives.
Some fans thought the Brown family seemed like they’d changed and rarely spent time together or related to one another anymore. Because many diehard Sister Wives viewers first started watching the show to get an inside view of polygamy, they weren’t pleased about what seemed like a shift in the family’s dynamic this season. Still others thought Kody was too harsh with his first wife, Meri.
One fan wrote in this vein, “It will not be hard to say goodbye to the Robyn & Kody show. Watching the way you both constantly put your children in the middle of your arguments, made it hard to watch. We all see that you’re done with Meri, for once do the right thing and release her.”
Another agreed, adding, “This show has become a sham. The wives don’t like each other… Kody hates Meri and Robyn is the only wife Kody treats like a wife. Time for this to go. How about giving Meri her own show featuring her life without Kody.”