Watching recent episodes of Family Jewels and especially last night, affected me in a way I never thought it would. I was reminded of my own shortcomings as a father and an alcoholic. Now I havent had a drink in 2 years, but those dark days when my world was ending, all came rushing back to me, as I watched Gene's son call him a liar and his daughter tell him he wasnt a good dad. Now I know that show gets a lot of crap for people thinking it is scripted but I dont think this one was. I think segments were put together for show continuity, but the emotions on that were real. Shannon is pissed at Gene. And who can blame her? My kids especially my daughter has confronted me the way Gene's kids did, as my wife also did the same. I felt his pain as if it were my own, because it was. Man I havent had these emotions for a long time now...and I dont like it.