I was going to do my post on procrastination - since this is the 3rd week I have totally forgotten to do my post ahead of time and I'm scrambling to throw something up on the blog. (I hate when I do this). But then I thought about some of the interesting shows I've caught this week and thought that might be more fun for a Friday!
Reality TV. I've never been a fan since the original Survivor, American Idol, Big Brother era. I thought they were great when they first aired but once people really started to play the game and be nasty...I lost interest. With the exception of American Idol because there is no game to play, it's all about talent - I just cant' get past all the horrible people in the beginning. I know some folks find that entertaining, but I think it's sad that a production company would let someone make a complete idiot of themselves on national TV. I mean, they HAVE to know they suck. So do they sign a waiver agreeing to the rotten judges comments and humiliation? I just don't get it. Take me to the finals, please.
But now, so many networks have reality shows. For a while I still wasn't watching only because I was too busy writing in the evening. But that has changed (for now). And I'm hooked on all the crazy things people are doing. I've talked about my addiction to American Pickers - LOVE IT! But now...it's all about the crazy gator huntin' Swamp People! O.M.G. I find it hard to believe that there are some down home, back woods southern folk who still make a living catching Gators 2-3 mos out of the year. 2 people in a boat, and a shot gun. And they pull the gator in with their bare hands! Holy *%&@!
Just last week Diva and I watched the premiere of The Voice. A different spin on Idol and America's Got Talent. I really like it (at least all of the contestants can sing!) because the actual artists (Blake Shelton, Christina Aguillera, CeeLo Green and Adam Levine) choose 8 contestants each to be on their team. Just this week they all picked their 8 and next week the contestants compete against each other and the field gets narrowed even more and then the viewers start voting (kind of like Dancing with the stars and Idol, etc). I'm hooked already!!!
Which has got me thinking....There could totally be a writer's version (maybe for future conference fun) and it could be called "The Word" or "The Plot" or "The Novel" - and there would be 4 editors in chairs while an author reads the first 3 pages of their book. I don't know, but I think it could be fun, in a writer's mind only kind of way. Hey, they could even put Agents in the chairs for those authors who are in need of one!
So my take on Reality TV is that it has gotten better and there is more variety instead of people being locked in a house together or stranded in some remote location or racing across country looking for clues and getting on each others nerves and being nasty.
This is original, real people and what they do. I'm finding new addictions besides wine and chocolate!
What are your reality tv addictions? What show(s) will you drop everything for to sit down and watch or DVR?
Happy Mother's Day to the mom's out there and have a great weekend everyone!