I watch too much reality television. I am not talking about the Snooki kind of shows, or the Housewives of Skanktown, or any show with a guy named “The Situation” in it. I am talking about the Amazing Race, Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, and even the storage unit bidding shows. I like the ones where they buy a “locker” for $200.00 and in the back, behind a bunch of old furniture and trash is a classic car or a safe with jewelry in it. Most of the time the units just contain trash, but the potential is there. I am not proud of liking these shows. I am just trying to keep it real. Yuup!
Celebrity Apprentice is getting on my nerves and I must vent. I think that any show with the word “celebrity” or “star” in the title should actually have celebrities and stars. Who picks these people? I have been watching Celebrity Apprentice all season and I still don’t know what makes Aubrey or Patricia “celebrities.” And Lou Ferigno, please. He wants every task to use him as The Incredible Hulk. Grow up Lou. But the real atrocity this season is the use of the word “wheelhouse.” What the heck is up with that? Trump says it, Ivanka says it, Donald Jr. says it and even cousin Eric says it. The contestants are said to either be in their wheelhouse or not. Where did this come from and why is it necessary to use it multiple times in each episode? Stop it Trumps. Stop it.
Moving on to the Amazing Race. Brenden and Rachel? Really? When does their 15 minutes of fame end? Soon I hope. I am so sick of Brenden’s condescending criticism of Rachel, her whining and crying and then Brenden’s condescending apology during which he tells Rachel what she did wrong. She realizes that everything is her fault and her Snook-ums was right all along. She vows to do better. I vomit.
I am also sick to death of the combat veteran who appears to be imploding as the show unfolds. I think his backpack should be searched for weapons. This guy is a loose cannon and if his wife is smart she will head for the nearest divorce lawyer, still clasping her Travelocity gnome. Being degraded, berated, cursed, and belittled is not acceptable on national television any more than it is behind closed doors. Run lady and don’t look back. Look at how happy she looks.
I hope Mark and Bopper are the last ones standing. Somehow I feel like these two could buy a lot of hen scratch with a million dollars!
As far as American Idol goes this week, it was just wrong. Erica, the only contestant who took the advice of the “experts” got eliminated, but not before cutting off her edgy long hair and dyeing it black and appearing on stage in a potato sack. Go back to Beverly Hills Tommy Hilfiger.
But I have to admit, watching Colton go out with an acute appendicitis on Survivor was the highlight of my week! The nurse part of me is ashamed of this but the human side of me says it couldn’t have happened to to a more deserving person.
As a side note, as of today I have sworn off ever watching anything again with Giada de Lorentis in it. My blood pressure cannot take it any longer. One look at her cleavage over a saucepan and my diastolic pressure doubles. Ciao Giada.