Thursday, May 21, 2009

Terrible TV

I've been waiting for this week's Girl Talk Thursday. I love TV and I am not ashamed of it!

I love reality shows like Survivor, The Amazing Race (I've dreamed of doing this show with my hubby), Big Brother, The Bachelor, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Next Top Model and Project Runnway. LOVE them. I also love regular shows like Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Heroes (I'm hoping the next seasons don't suck), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (sob!) and Brothers & Sisters. We also record shoes like Lie to Me, How It's Made, & Odd Jobs so when nothing else is on, well we have something. I don't even know what night of the week those ones come on though. They just show up.

Don't even get me started on all the kids' shows I now have ingrained in my brain. The sad thing here is that I will sing those songs in the shower.

Ok but - the worst two shows I have EVER watched but loved every ridiculous minute of...

Paradise Hotel & Flavor of Love

Holy crap you can't write drama this fantastic. Train wrecks in their epic gloriousness. I recently found Paradise Hotel 2 on Hulu and yeah, we'll be watching that through the xBox sometime soon.

Paradise Hotel was a show on in summer of 2003. The main premise - hook up or go home. There were like 6 couples and on odd person out that alternated guy or girl each week. The guy or girl who didn't get chosen to be "suite mates" with someone else got sent home. Then they'd bring a "contestant" on from the studio audience. Hilarious. These people were totally secluded in the paradise of their private Mexican hotel (dude, it was a hot place) and the stuff they came up with to entertain themselves was just awesome. If you like watching train wrecks, search the summer re-runs for this gem. We've watched the show in its entirety THREE times. I'm not sure I could stomach it one more time with Amy and Zach and that mess, but yeah, Tara was hot. Wait, that was last week's topic... Hmmm...

Flavor of Love. Lord, where do I start? Just like the Bachelor but, um, nothing romantic or rosey? Flavor Flav got his pick of something like 25 of America's finest trash to court. I think one girl spit on another girl in the face, a weave came out in a cat-fight and then there was the whole Tiffany aka "New York" thing going on. For heaven's sake people, I hope the pay and experience of being on the show was good. TRAIN WRECK. And yeah, I know exactly what it says about me that I found the show hilarious enough that I had to tune in each week.

That's it, all done.


VERNACULAR May 21, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Om. Om. Om.
(That is me, pretending that I know about meditation. This is because if I saw Flavor Flav get to pick whoever he wanted from a court of 25 ladies, I would have to meditate in order to keep my head from exploding. Not yet sure if it would explode due to hard laughter or indignation! How do I miss out on this stuff?)

VERNACULAR May 21, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

One more thing: Your opening line IS the gusto! Nice.

Melissa Dominic May 21, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

i tend to accidently watch brothers & sisters because i always walk into the room when it is on. it's not too bad!

Anonymous May 21, 2009 at 11:52 PM  

I have seen Flavor of Love. My husband was actually a big fan, so I am totally blaming him. Don't mention the fact that he left the room and I continued watching episode after episode after episode.

And I sing the kid's show songs all the time. In my defense, they're very catchy. I can hardly be blamed for it. :)

Anonymous May 22, 2009 at 1:57 AM  

Your TiVo addiction seems to rival mine. I'm glad to hear someone else talk of their TV addiction without shame!

BigSea May 22, 2009 at 9:21 PM  

Yeah, I spent some time with Flava Flav. How can you not watch a show that opens with a contestant taking a huge crap while wearing a formal dress and standing in a crowd of 24 other females while FILMING A TELEVISION SHOW? Seriously. A girl shit her pants. Comedy gold.