(If you don't watch Biggest Loser or American Idol...this post is not for you.)
First let me say, I don't watch most reality shows. If there's a chance that So-And-So is going to "get with" What's-Her-Face...chances are, I'm not that interested. (The Hills on MTV is the only exception. I know. I can't help myself.)
I think I get WAY into some shows. I mean, the outcomes affect my life in no way. I don't get money out of it. I don't get fame out of it. And yet...I can't help but yell at the screen when things don't go my way. I literally have a physiological reaction! My blood pressure raises and I feel like I've been personally offended. I don't know these people! I don't reap the benefits of their humiliation and victories. And still, I feel like it actually matters to me and it should go my way--like the Choose Your Own Adventure books.
Take Biggest Loser, for example...I did a little happy jig when Kim, the trainer, didn't come back. I wish they would ax that Alison Sweeny girl. She's a horrible host and I can't stand her fake concern and the way she pauses when she talks...go back to the soaps! I was shocked when Brittany left last week. I have a personal hatred for some of the boys...most/all of the boys--even Bob is on my mud list for being in cahoots with the boys. "Yay, let's get tattoos and be lame and cry and be dramatic little girls when one of us has to go home!" I'm mad because of the fact that a boy is always going to win this show cuz they can be way fatter and lose weight way quicker. I still think they should measure the "loss" as what their body fat percentage is and not pounds lost--and adjust it for how much a girl is supposed to have and how much a guy is supposed to have. I hate how none of the boys have been playing the game and voting off the biggest threats..."Ew, girls! We have to get rid of them before they give us cooties!" (Serves you right Dan!) I hate that they brought Ali and Mark back. We finally got rid of him and I didn't like Ali from the beginning. Her and her mom were way too whiny. I hope Ali gets what's coming to her. How could she vote for Brittany and NOT think the dumb boys would come after her next! Duh! I hope the little dope leaves soon. And is it just me, or do these people become less funny the skinnier they get? (Again, Dan...I liked you better fat. You were a lot more fun.) Kelly is the only one I will be hoping for to win. Everyone else is dumb. I can't wait for the new season so I can be rid of these people. I know, I know...I don't HAVE to watch. But I do. I'm too invested.
I don't have quite so much irritation for American Idol...yet. It's not far enough into it.
I still think the boys are better than the girls...and by that I mean, I would listen to more of the boys if they were actually on the radio than if the girls were.
I still love little David A. But My new favorites are Jason C. and David C.
Jason is such a dork and I think that's why he appeals to me so much. Plus, I actually do like his singing. It makes me want to protest for peace and sit on the floor Indian-style with a tambourine.
David is just good. He's already past the point of needing this show. He's the only one that sings ballads that don't bore me. I mean, come on, he sang a freakin' Micheal Jackson song and made it sound good!
I wish the Kristy Lee chick would get booted already. She's not good. I want to see people that are actually better than your average Joe...and she is so Joe. She's going to end up being like the wanna be rocker chick who sucked from the first season of A.I. and end up making it to the final three. If that happens...I quit.
I have one suggestion for the "makers" of the show...Let's have a Carpenter's night! Or an Osmond's night. That would awesome! I would love to see David C. rock out a Donny song. I could just picture him doing "Puppy Love" or "Go Away Little Girl." That'd be friggin' cool.