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'Jon & Kate Plus 8' season 5 premiere sneak peek: Things are looking pretty bleak, kids

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Jonandkate_lIt’s no secret (really, no secret) that the Gosselin clan of Jon & Kate Plus 8 have seen their fair share of troubles lately. And with their anticipated fifth-season premiere on May 25 less than a week away, TLC has put up a sneak peak on its website. Yay!(?)

First impression? Things are looking pretty desperate, both in the show’s arc and the look in Jon’s eyes. (Okay, I know it’s sort of hard to feel bad for him and his current predicament, but the minute he opens his mouth, you can sense he’s a pretty unhappy guy.) The kids, who are still as adorable as ever, are celebrating the sextuplets’ fifth birthday, but you can’t help but wondering if this year may feature some drama beyond spilled milk and scraped knees.

While there is a genuinely sweet moment when Jon interacts with his brood while they are in a moon bounce and Kate (who, at one point in the clip states, “My kids are the reason I have always done everything”) is up to her usual self by being in control (here, during a game of pinata), there’s nothing about this clip that really makes me want to watch the upcoming season more than I did before. In fact, although I gladly admit that I have been sucked into this show in prior seasons, I’m starting to get a bad taste in my mouth because of all of the scandals surrounding Jon and Kate — they’ve kinda turned me off. What about you, PopWatchers? Does this clip make you want to see the upcoming season more? Or do you feel like me and that 8 is enough already?

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