Tonight’s 20/20 interview with the Jonas family was nothing ground breaking. For a superfan, like myself, it could even be considered a little boring (with a couple of exceptions I will outline below). This was a segment clearly for the wholly uninitiated, and taken in that regard I give it a C.
Why? Read all about it after the jump.
The presentation of the information (we all know so well – Nick as the musician from birth, Joe as the reluctant singer, Broadway, commercials, prayer, purity rings. Kevin=extrovert, Joe=comedian, Nick=subdued musical master) was about as vanilla as you can get, and a little stale. Brought out were those terms we have grown tired of hearing in reference to the JB, such as “adolescent girls” and “boyband” (sigh). They compared them to The Monkees, The Osmonds, and The Beatles.
It was nothing new, and the Guys were really not able to show off their personalities well. I find this frustrating, because I am sure that means there are a bunch of people out there saying “I still have no idea what these silly girls see in these boys.”
But as with all things Jonas-related, I look for the silver lining. Here is what I liked about the 20/20 segment.
- We get to see some footage of one of Kevin’s commercials! It is for some thing that apparently talks and I am sure it will be clipped and all over YouTube soon. It was very cute.
- Mr. & Mrs. Jonas talk about why they feel they are not pushy stage parents (because they do not base their self value on the success of the Boys, and the Boys push themselves).
- Mrs. Jonas is afraid that one of the Boys will be seduced by a “floozy” (that is why she is on the road with them, she says).
- We get to see the shower on their bus.
Other special moments include when Joe describes seeing Nick’s rib cage and spine at the pool one day (after he lost 15 pounds in 2 weeks before his Diabetes diagnosis) and being “scared to death.” And Nick being told, when he revealed that he (along with his brothers) would have a co-producer credit on Demi Lovato’s upcoming album, “A producer at 15? You still go to the pediatrician, young man.” Whatever the heck that is supposed to mean.
Kudos to the Boys also for not talking about their love lives or their purity rings.
So, I give it a resounding “meh” and am swiftly moving on.
Take a look below and let us know what you think.
Note: There is a good little flood of comments over on the corresponding ABC 20/20 page from older, non-tween fans demanding recognition that they exist!