Monday, January 12, 2009

The Real World 2.0

I have to admit that I used to be an avid The Real World viewer - as you know I am a people watcher and one can't help but become engrossed when you throw seven strangers into a house to live together. However, not since The Real World San Diego (season 14) did I make it a priority to view every episode the moment it aired. Even looking up the seasons, I found that there was a Real World Denver ... I never even knew that existed! Needless to say, it has majorly gone downhill, basically just throwing the seven most ignorant and nasty 20-somethings together to see who would make out first.

Now, as The Real World enters season 21 in Brooklyn, it looks like they are finally getting back to their roots with an interesting and diverse cast. Highlights include Katelynn, the transgendered female, J.D., the dolphin trainer and Sarah who helps victims of sexual abuse through art therapy.

I watched the entire first episode and there was not one hookup! A far cry from Real World Las Vegas with trashy Trishelle making out with Stephen while Frank was in between them!

I even heard that they will not be working together ... thank god, that part of the show was never interesting to watch. And honestly, who works and lives with all seven, excuse me eight of their roomates. It's much more interesting to see what lives they create for themselves outside of their homebase coupled with issues that are bound to arise among roomates.

First Real World, then Real World/Road Rules Challenge ... who are those people anyway?!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

VH1 Starts My TV Watching New Year

Wow, another long stretch since my last post. I've been spending the last week or so eating WAY too much food and eagerly anticipating the return of television shows. Today VH1 filled that void with Confessions of a Teen Idol and Rock of Love Bus and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised with both.

CTI offers a revealing look at what happens to celebrities when they are no longer in the spotlight while trying to provide the stars with a vehicle to get back the fame they desire. I have to say that it's pretty funny that Eric Nies is trying to regain his fame through the same medium he used to launch his career - reality TV. I'm interested to see what tasks they have to complete and who will actually acquire some sort of new fame.

Rock of Love didn't dissappoint with a new crop of skanky girls willing to do whatever it takes to get noticed by Bret Michaels. The most entertaining and disguisting part was when a girl did a shot out of another girls woo-ha - NASTY! This girl who was given a spanish nickname from the tequila drinking brazillian girl as "the girl who takes a shot from the woo-ha" was surprisingly eliminated ... I thought for sure she would at least get in a couple of episodes since any good reality show is made up of hot messes mixed in with some boring people. Maybe Bret is actually interested in finding love this time around ... or just trying to eleminate the amount of STD's he receives.