‘Sister Wives’ Viewers Claim Meri Brown is a ‘Brat’ After Season 5 Rewatch

As Sister Wives fans anticipate the new season of the TLC series, it appears many have taken to rewatching old episodes. Some viewers are seeing these installments with fresh eyes and seem to have formed an entirely different take on the dynamic in the polygamist family between Kody Brown and Janelle, Christine, Robyn, and Meri Brown. In a social media thread, some viewers claim that in season 5, they believe Meri acted like a “brat.” But why did they feel so strongly about her actions? Here’s a breakdown.

Kody Brown and Meri Brown in side by side screen grabs taken from TLC's 'Sister Wives.'
Kody Brown and Meri Brown | TLC/YouTube

‘Sister Wives’ and Meri Brown followers remain a vocal and engaged group of viewers

Fans of TLC’s Sister Wives remain vocal and engaged on social media despite no new series episode.

There is an active Reddit site where viewers can speak of their favorite and not-so-favorite moments. They also share photos and videos from the family’s social media pages.

These fans are anticipating the series’ new season, the season’s first since Christine and Kody’s split.

Season 17 was reportedly filmed earlier in 2022, according to Christine Brown’s son Paedon.

In a question and answer session on Instagram, he shared that his mother was included in the filming of the current season. However, she remained estranged from his father, Kody, since they announced their separation in Nov. 2021.

On this site, some viewers criticized Meri’s actions during a rewatch of an earlier TLC reality television series season.

Fans agreed that Meri Brown acted as a ‘brat’ during season 5

In a Reddit post, one fan argued that Meri acted unfavorably when the Browns built their Las Vegas homes.

“I am watching season 5, episode 8. Meri is downright insufferable and a brat regarding the upgrades for her home. She was picking all the most expensive options and throwing a temper tantrum when Kody tried to keep her from going crazy. Why did Meri need a house that big?? She is greedy,” claimed one viewer.

“She paid for the small amount she went over, herself. It was all manufactured drama to keep us watching,” penned a second Sister Wives fan. “However, the series production made her look so bad.”

However, other fans feel differently.

“When I first watched it, I felt she was selfish. I changed my mind because of her income contributions to the family through her MLM. Suppose my husband wasn’t sleeping with me and expected me to finance his other children. I would get a wet bar too,” a third fan explained.

“If the family funds, which include Meri’s paycheck, pay for the properties, why should she get a smaller investment package while everyone else is getting bigger and better? Robyn can have a room for each of her kids and a full-time maid. Robyn has never worked a day in her life since hitting the jackpot back in 2010. She who came in with her luggage, three tons of baggage, and a massive bill on top? Give that Meri a wet bar, with a beautiful bartender on the side,” a fourth fan wrote.

‘Sister Wives’ fans are anticipating season 17

Sister Wives fans anticipate the new drama between the Brown family upon season 17’s debut.

Three of the series stars, Meri, Janelle, and Christine, are very active on social media. However, they rarely speak about the series. They focus more on their personal lives, activities, and families.

Robyn and Kody Brown have not shared new information on social media in several years.

Robyn shared an inspirational quote in her last post dated March 2019.

Kody’s last post discussed his split from Christine in Nov. 2021.

Sister Wives airs on TLC. The series is currently on hiatus.

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