Monday, November 9, 2009

"Platinum Babies": Timing Is Everything



Well it seemed like a good idea at the time.


"Platinum Babies" debuts on WeTV tonight, after apparently spending years lost in some time-continuum wormhole. How else to explain the strangely dated premise: When rich people have babies, they hire people to help them spend a lot of money on cribs and strollers and things!

Tented by the questionable news of a celebrity baby boom (I'd need to check census records, but I'm fairly certain celebrities have been having babies since the invention of celebrity), "Platinum Babies" is really just another excuse to wallow in high-end consumerism -- $100,000 on gift bags! Gucci baby shoes! -- in a way that both envies and derides it.


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