It’s summer, and that means a lot of reality show competitions have been added to the TV schedule.
Food Network Star has been cookin’ with gas on Sunday evenings for several weeks already, and my beloved Project Runway got underway this past Thursday.
I never realize how much I miss them until they come back on they air, and then, when they do —
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Back in my improv days, we learned that agreement was the name of the game. Audiences don’t want to sit and watch people disagree, right?
Then why do I enjoy Dance Moms so much?
I started watching the Lifetime reality show at first out of simple curiosity. But I was quickly sucked in.
I could pretend it’s the dance numbers. Or the rehearsal process. But let’s be honest —
It’s the conflict.
Abby, the dance teacher, yelling at the kids. The moms yelling at Abby. The entire group yelling at moms and dancers from other troupes. They are whackadoodle, and I love every minute of it.
I’m not sure what that says about me. Perhaps my life is just so calm and centered that I am looking for vicarious insanity?
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I’ve never watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Or Beverly Hills. Or Atlanta or Dallas or Miami
Thank you, no.
But I’m pretty sure we have that reality show franchise to thank for the ‘Everyday Collection’ TV ad from Target.
Gotta love that ‘tude.
Thank you, Housewives.
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How quickly glee can turn into gloom.
Cameron left The Glee Project last night. Voluntarily.
Even after Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, met with him one-on-one and asked him to stay. Told him he could go all the way and win the competition. That they really wanted to write a role for him on Glee.
Cameron? He just wanted to go home.
I am so bummed.
But if reality shows have taught me anything, it’s that I shouldn’t believe what I am seeing.
While I do think Cameron’s reasons for leaving the show are sincere — especially his clash with directors regarding acting choices he refused to make — I have to wonder if he was later convinced to use his dilemma to add drama to the competition.
A change of heart and surprise reappearance at the eleventh hour would make great reality show fodder. And Cameron on Glee?
Heck, I cast him weeks ago.
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Really, History Channel?
This is the type of program that meets your “high standards of integrity?”
The Kennedys mini-series was beneath you, deemed not worthy for air. But a reality show about a month-long alligator hunt in the bayou is up to snuff?
Sure. That makes sense.
Learning the top secret recipe for “goo-goo” juice — a special gator bait — certainly seems more historically relevant than examining a political dynasty like the Kennedys.
And while the Kennedys were a lively bunch, you didn’t often find them in the swamp, racing their speedboats and wrestling alligators to the death.
Nothing like ugly animal death to help ratings, huh, History Channel? And we already know how The Kennedys ends.
Plus, a reality show is real — no need to worry about the facts being tampered with there. Am I right??
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