As a HUGE Kiss fan it's hard to watch this season and not feel ashamed about Gene's behavior. I don't see Paul Stanley (let alone Ace or Peter!) going through this.
Another reviewer says "A LOT of these situations are staged just for the cameras". YES, I agree... around 95% of all you see!! They are all terrible actors!! When they act "surprised" is pathetic! I mean, with cameras all around you there's little room for things to "happen". One has to be VERY naive not to realize it all follows a script! For instance, Sophie meets a guy on the street, and you can HEAR what he says, HENCE, he GOT A MICROPHONE before talking to her!! On another chapter she's on a first date with a guy, and you see what's happening in this guy's car, HENCE there's A CAMERA installed in his car. I could give 20 examples per chapter. I've seen TELETUBBIES episodes with more elaborate scripts! Every chapter is more stupid and (hard to believe) than the one before and the plots make you scream "Gime a break!" every 2 minutes (how about Shannon becoming a Minister OVERNIGHT to marry a couple she shared 3 sentences with? Yeah, right)
The first episode, Sophie's 16th birthday party, was just OBSCENE, a non-stop DEMONstration of the worst showing off. She has lost a big part of the charm she had during the first 3 seasons and now she's acting more childlish than ever!
Nick thinks he's sooo cool (man, walk straight up, you are growing a hump!) but he's just a spoiled kid. The worst actor of them all, he's seems unable to look to the camera and NOT giggle. I must recognize, though, that the kid has a great voice.
The last episodes of the seasons are (just a little bit) better. And, ironically, the most interesting, funny parts are, by far, those included on the "bonus footage"
I have to add that I paid some (very) big money to be at a KISS Meet & Greet this past summer, and Shannon was EXTREMELY nice, being very polite with the fans and looking prettier in person. Nick, however, would walk away every time a fan aproached him