September 11, 2005 11:31 PM by Joe Blackmon
Danny Bonaduce describes his life by saying “I’m a car crash, and you have every right to slow down and watch the car crash.” The first major thing we learn about Danny Bonaduce is that he married his wife on the first night he met her. The second major thing we learn about Danny Bonaduce is that he recently had an affair.
Danny’s description of his life as a car wreck is perfectly accurate, and he brings the cameras along to watch. The cameras even follow him into his therapist’s office to film Danny’s wife expressing that she is more evolved and has better things to do than sex while Danny feels he’s a sex addict. During one therapy session, Danny breaks down in tears and says he teaches his kids not to be like him.
Danny also struggles over a Vegas trip that his wife refuses to go on with him. In Vegas, Danny attends some wild parties, but he realizes that he needs to remove himself from the situation. Danny rents a car and drives through the night to get home to his wife. In this episode, Danny makes a breakthrough, but previews of future episodes show his behavior is about to spin out of control. Reality Blurred recently reported on an article in the New York Times that reveals Danny winds up using steroids and also tries to commit suicide.
This reality TV show will likely create debate over at what point should producers on a reality TV show stop filming. According to the New York Times article, the cameras had been asked to leave so they were not around for the actual suicide attempt, but they did film all the incidents and self destructive behavior leading up to it.