Thursday, January 18, 2007

Like A Good American (A Rant On Reality Shows)

I got an email in my box this morning from the BlogHer conference newsletter saying this:

Update #3: Do you love "Ugly Betty"? Or "24"?

If so then you will be happy to hear that Maria Niles is going to bring prime-time TV coverage to BlogHer, while Elisa soldiers on covering the Reality TV beat. That means this week you've got recaps of both Ugly Betty and Grease: You're The One That I Want, with 24 and American Idol soon to follow. BlogHer: Not afraid to be your guilty pleasure!

Hey, it's great that they're doing Primetime TV coverage, I guess. But, really. Who cares?

I personally have never delved into these shows like a good American. I can't stand American Idol, though I can see the appeal. Some of those people are really really bad. I watched the Grease thing once, when I was confined to the couch by a gruesome cold. It was horrible, both the show and the cold. One show dedicated to finding the right Danny and Sandy? Come on, people.

I guess I'm just not 'American' enough.

Anything can be made into a Reality Show these days. Doesn't always have to be quality(are they ever), or even entertaining. Jessica Simpson, anyone? Even the Food Network has gotten into the game with Top Chef.

Between the old classic American Idol, Grease, and even the shows on The Food Network what will they come up with next?

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