'Teen Mom 2' Recap: Jenelle Is an Even Bigger Mess Now

Maybe my tolerance for the drama on Teen Mom 2 has gone down since we last saw Jenelle, Chelsea, Leah, and Kailyn because I had no tolerance for the screaming and the anger and the sadness of the first episode of Season 2. The season looks like it will be a "good" one, but there is a part of me that feels like enough is enough.

For the most part, Kailyn and Chelsea seem to be moving in the right direction. Sure they have problems, but both seem to be dealing, living normal lives, and doing the best they can for their kids.

But then there are Leah and Jenelle. Leah was fine on the premiere episode, but we know Leah and Corey will not make it through this season, which means we can likely expect to see much drama and strife. But the two of them pale in comparison to Jenelle.


It was more of the same drama from Season 1, but this time I just can't watch. Jenelle and her mother scream at each other, hurl curse words like they are punches, and even become close to physical as they fight. And throughout it all, little Jace is sometimes, quite literally, right in the middle.

It's heartbreaking to imagine his little brain forming as these two people scream and curse at one another like it's normal behavior. It isn't.

No one would blame Jenelle's mom for hating her boyfriend Kieffer. He is a homeless druggie who requires bail money way more than should be necessary. But that doesn't give her the license to kick her daughter out, call her every name in the book, and tell her she will never see her son again.

Jenelle has problems, her mother has problems, and heartbreakingly soon, Jace will have problems, too. Check back when he is 12 and we will see a kid who is experimenting with drugs, failing out of school, and mouthing off to everyone in ear shot. Mark my words. For now, he is just a precious toddler, though, and those scenes are heart-wrenching.

It's wrong for MTV to sit and film this family's obvious demise and even worse for me to sit and watch it. Reality shows give us a glimpse into someone else's life and they are entertaining that way. But when that life is completely insane and someone is going to get hurt in the long run (and a child at that!), is it really right for us to keep watching? These scenes are too sad and I only fear they will get worse.

Jenelle doesn't belong on this show.

What did you think of the premiere?

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