Monday, June 19, 2017, 10:00 PM, Amy & Dillon: Married One Year

The first year of marriage for Amy King, formerly Amy Duggar, and Dillon King has been a rollercoaster.  Now the couple is celebrating their first anniversary in Mexico, finishing up some DYI home renovations and celebrating Amy's 30th birthday.

60 minutes

Ratings:  734K viewers and a .18 rating.

No show potential there in my opinion.

22 comments:

Tori said...

I know I am going to be in a minority here but I have always liked Amy. I know she is a shameless fame hog but this seems to be a genetic trait, so she came by it honestly. Compared to her cousins she is a breath of fresh air, she wears what she wants and lives her life as she wants so good luck to her. I get the feeling that during her life the Duggars have looked down on Amy. She was born out of wedlock, went to a normal school and mixed with normal people. She had boyfriends that she kissed and admitted to not being a virgin when she married. To date she has no kids at the age of almost 30, and if you look at her instagram she has posted pictures and messaged real friends that she has known for years. Everyone remembers one of the little duggars saying in a talking head 'cousin Amy isn't like us, but we like her anyway', obviously repeated from an adult. The Duggars are well known for their judgemental ways, I wonder if they only allowed her on the show because they thought it would serve to contrast and highlight how good and pure their family was (all of course while Josh had been up to his tricks). Amy always tries to respect and fit in with her cousins by dressing appropriately around them, and goes to them as they are not allowed to visit her. At her wedding she had a real reception, food, dancing and booze. The Duggars were rude, sat on their own and left before the evening party, but Amy only said she understood. I am sure Amy has seen a lot and knows a lot, maybe she will be the one to write a tell all someday.

Aunt Bea said...

Tori: very good points regarding Amy. I'm sure you're right that the accommodations in lifestyle were all on Amy's part and her aunt and uncle snubbed their noses at Deana too, behind her back.
Amy does need to mature and grow up, though.

mickey said...

I am surprised Amy is getting any time at all. I thought JB was livid about her coat tailing on "his" fame.

TLC must have wanted her....

Wednesday said...

Tori - that is exactly how I feel about Amy too. I would just add that in my opinion I have absolutely zero interest in anything she does. Maybe its just that she's so normal she's boring.

Meme said...

Hard to believe that Amy is over 30 years old, she is incredibly hyper and immature. They won't last another year. Can't even get through the talking head segment without an argument. I have a headache.

Wheez said...

Less than two mins into it, I could not stand to watch it any longer. It literally was making my head hurt. I hope they are not going to make a series out of this.

roddma said...

Amy is no more immature than Jill or Jessa. Jill acted like a 13 yr old with a crush. IMO it is a Duggar who will divorce. We have already seen one near disaster marriage with Josh.I agree Amy is a breath of fresh air. The Duggars are so uptight and sanctimonious.

Stephanie from Virginia said...

Amy lost me when she derailed losing her virginity in s magazine. TMI and the Duggars proclaiming their virginity is also TMI.

I never took offense to the Duggar boy that said Amy was different. I think the producers brought Amy in the TV show because Amy is the mainstream to us, but in the Duggar household Amy was the "fish out of water" so I kinda got why she was included in the show.

The rumors that Jimbob and Michelle, as newlyweds teenagers, so graciously (not) offered to adopt poor ole' baby Amy from her demon induced non married mother. That was insulting if true. As if Deana wasn't capable of being a mother.

The Duggars were rude at Amy's wedding. They didn't know how to behave at a regular wedding? They can't function in the real world. As many adult kids as Jimbob has none of the adult D kids stayed at Amy's wedding? No wonder John can't get s woman. He can't even attend his cousins wedding.

Aunt Bea said...

Stephanie from Virginia: Great points @9:14AM. I agree with you on that. The Duggars passively insulted Amy and her husband at their proper wedding ceremony AND reception by not staying for the whole thing. Nothing wrong with not participating if they didn't want to in the dancing and drinking; but to leave before any music or festivities began was just plain rude and insulting.
It seems the Duggars expect their wedding guests to respect their ways,; ie, don't bring a flask with you to the reception but they can't respect others' ways. Amy had a perfectly acceptable wedding IMO.

got2bdrc said...

I agree with the others who've opined that Amy is an attention-seeker, and that it comes naturally to her. (Jim Bob's also an attention-seeker, though much more malevolent than Amy will ever be.) She's also fairly normal to us, the mainstream, heathen population who think it's o.k. to dance at weddings and have a drink occasionally. And yes, the Duggars' militant avoidance of those activities, highlighted by their premature departure from Amy's wedding, is rude. They probably felt that it was an opportunity to show others what "true Christian faith" looks like when adherents are presented with the near occasion of sin. Sadly, though, they just looked uppity and rude.

Meme said...

My question is, how the heck does Grandma have such different children? Jim Bob and Deana seem to be polar opposites.

Stephanie from Virginia said...

Did seem like Amy and her husband were trying to hard to "act"? Laughing at everything as if it's the first time they have heard each other day those things? They have been married a year and have been on a reality show that I saw a few times and they had some ugly moments on that show.

Amy is thirty and hasn't had a meaningful career nor education that I am aware of. Now she is "helping" out at her husbands business? Sounds very familiar doesn't it? She's not so different than her cousins after all.

sandi said...

The Duggars were also roped off to their own area at Amy's wedding,so the rest of the guests couldn't mingle with them.Drawing a line in the sand,imo

Seriously said...

I was at Anna sister's 2nd wedding about a year ago. She married an older gentleman (this was his 4th marriage) and Mr. and Mrs. Keller were there and gave her away. After the ceremony, they remained for the "cocktail hour' but stood away from the bar. I spoke to them briefly and noticed their discomfort but they were still polite. They left before the reception because (I assume) of the alcohol and dancing at the reception. Anna and Josh were NOT there. I get the impression the Keller's didn't like it, but are more tolerant for the sake of each of their children than the Duggars can ever be. I am convinced Jim Bob is compensating for his teen years (being awkward and with various learning disabilities) by being a "control freak" or tyrant all the while trying to display a "sweet" countenance.

123 said...

Is Amy for real??? She is so dysfunctional. What a battle ax. I predict that marriage won't last another two years. Yikes.

Emma said...

I have read here and on othér blogs that JimBob has a learning disability and am curious as to what type it is, I don't ever remember it being discussed. Could this be why we have never heard from any school friends. It would certainly explain why he might be resistant to allowing his kids to have a proper education, although I personally will never understand any parent not wanting their children to have more opportunities in life than they had. Could some of the children also have difficulties for example dyslexia? Many children with this condition have very high IQs but need the proper help and special learning strategies to help them achive their full potential. I am sure at the Duggars kitchen table they struggle then are left to their own devices as no one has any type of educational training to help them. Finally the Duggars claim to be so Godly, what if one of these kids was destined to be a great doctor or scientist, by denying them an education are they not preventing Gods will, or do they not believe God has a plan for each one of us? They probably think they are all destined to be preachers, like the world hasn't enough preachers telling us we are all going to hell.

Aunt Bea said...

Jim Bob has dyslexia, Michelle said in an earlier show.

Heart in Florida said...

I'm sorry that Anna's parents have problems functioning in normal social settings and in normal social functions. They stayed far away from the bar? Why? Having a cocktail is NO sin; didn't Jeremy say so? I'm glad they at least attended their daughter's wedding, but should have stayed for the whole thing. Leaving early is an insult to the couple and the rest of the guests as they were the parents of the bride, like it or not and it's just not done. I'm sure their single sons went right out with them. I wish Anna's sister and her new husband lots of happiness and a successful marriage; I think she deserves it.

123 said...

I certainly wouldn't want Amy for a neighbor. A straight-up control freak if I ever saw one. Ugh.

Andrea said...

I'm shocked to learn that JB is dyslexia. If that's true those kids really are done. I mean homeschool plus a father with dyslexia (a generic disorder), equals zero chance of a high level of literacy. Sad. I suspect some of them also suffer from dyslexia which would obviously requires specialized educators / teachers. They really never stood a chance.

roddma said...

I don't watch episodes but read the summary. It bothered me when Dillon said they arent a family yet when Amy said" this is the King family.". Newsflash-Kids don't make a family. Then they want two boys Who wants two boys Dillon or Amy?

It seems no Duggar has any maturity, except Deanna, Jana, and JD. Then, things on reality tv are staged and exaggerated. I at least hope Dillon and Amy stay together, otherwise, it reinforces the courtship concept.

Aunt Bea said...

roddma: The courtship concept is an awfully restrictive not reality based system. There are MANY couples who have traditionally dated, set their own limits on premarital sex and have married and stayed together over the years quite happily. Aren't Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and Gil and Kelly Bates perfect examples of that? Heck, the Bates were attending a state university when they met and DATED.
Amy is simply an immature, spoiled 30 year old woman who acts like she's 16. We also don't know what Deanna, her mother is like at all. Amy's father, had an on again and off again relationship with Deanna, tried marriage with her and LEFT. Perhaps Amy takes after her mother? We don't know.