J and I have been avoiding reality shows for years but have been finally sucked in.
It started with the second season of Top Chef and has progressed to two other shows – by accident, really. Note: Sara Mair is going down! Why would they vote off Joey in favor of this passive aggressive jerk? Bad decision.
I stumbled upon the show VH1′s “Rock of Love” one day while flipping through the endless array of un-watchable cable shows. Believe it or not – it was the only thing worth watching. The ridiculousness of the show was what drew us in. We questioned aloud whether or not the people on this show were actually from this planet. They seemed so serious about their – ummm, goal? I missed the intro so I wasn’t sure exactly what it was supposed to be. The premise of the show is basically – fifteen women vie for Bret Michael’s (Former lead singer of the 80′s band Poison) affections. They live at his house and take turns talking with him. I think they actually are supposed to end up with him in the end? (True Love) It is so dumb that I am having trouble explaining it. The groupie-like women on the show have apparently divided themselves into the bad girls and good girls…I don’t see the difference – but, hey, that’s me. They spend each episode bickering until one of them is asked to leave. Try watching it and tell me what you think. J and I are waiting for Bret Michael’s to reveal his hairline. What’s up with the bandanas and hats, dude? hehe….hiding something?
The second show, “The Two Coreys” airs on A&E is about two 80′s childhood stars Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. Feldman is the family-man-working-actor and Haim is the unemployed-sloppy-single-nonworking-actor. Both have a history of drug abuse (Haim suffering the most) and the show is a stagey look at their attempt to revamp their careers. The antagonist in the show is Feldman’s wife and believes me – she is very unlikable. At this point, I am rooting for Haim. I want this guy to be able to make a living at acting. Who hasn’t messed up and why shouldn’t he be given a chance to redeem himself? The show isn’t bad – a notch up from Rock of Love but I am biased (due to a childhood crush on Haim). Note: To whoever is making a straight-to-video sequel to “The Lost Boys” – Two Words: BAD IDEA.
I can’t believe we have been sucked into the Reality Show black hole…I rationalize it by thinking – at least I am not falling for “Dancing with the Stars” or “American Idol.” Now THAT is shit.
[Rock of Love photo courtesy of VH1 and Two Coreys courtesy of A&E]
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