I am obsessed with TV shows about cringe parents. I have rewatched Dance Moms more than any person ever should watch Dance Moms because I am addicted to being in pain. For those of you who are blissfully ignorant, Dance Moms is a reality show about mothers and daughters dealing with their evil dance teacher, Abby Lee Miller. The show is set up to make you hate the stage moms, but after years of watching, I’ve realized that the real enemies are Abby and the producers. Abby will literally scream into children’s faces if they mess up a dance, all while it’s being recorded and broadcast to millions of households across the country. Most of the moms wanted to leave the show, but their ironclad contracts kept them stuck in reality-TV hell for years. Those Lifetime contracts were «threatening to take your house if you leave» ironclad. The Dance Moms moms were doing the best they could in a lose-lose situation, which is all any parent can do.