Monday, January 26, 2009

Reality TV Overload



I go in phases of tv watching.  Since we only get the basic channels--a whopping 10--we really don't watch a lot of TV, but lately I've been a little indulgent with the reality shows and while I'm sorta embarrassed, I'm sorta not at the same time.  I just need to talk about a show.  Yes there's The Bachelor, yes there's The Biggest Loser, but one tops them all...

The mother-load... The Hills.  Since we don't have MTV I have been on the outside of this whole Lauren vs. Heidi and Spencer debacle of The Hills fame, but here's a tip you can watch the show online.  Shhhhh...  The brilliance of this show is that each episode is literally 21 minutes long.  It's like the fast food of reality shows.  It's not very good for you, but it's quick and filling. You can easily ingest 3 episodes in one sitting and it will sorta be like Ugh, I feel gross I should not have eaten that last triple decker bacon cheese burger, but it just looked so good.   I had seen Laguna Beach a while ago and recently started watching The City, but boy, I was missing a whole lot of stuff in between!  Hot Dawg!  Of course this show centers around the vapid lives of LA's finest club hoppers and the ensuing drama, but by far the most dumbfounding and redonkulous aspect of this show can be summed up in one word.  Spencer.  The dude leaves me utterly speechless.  He has ruined Heidi's life--RUINED--and she still stands by him.  Tammy Wynette would be proud.  He's killed off all her friendships, shut out the family, and recently helped her lose her job...and in return she gets a super mooch of a boyfriend, who's not even decent eye candy and from what I can tell home-boy's profession of choice is chillin'.  He's a professional hanger-outer.  I'm not saying Heidi is a sweetie pumpkin cakes, but even I think she can do better than this.  

So if you're like me and have spent months watching this Heidi and Spencer drama unfold on the cover of tabloids, do yourself a favor and indulge.  You might get a little heartburn in the process, but you'll thank me later.   
  

11 comments:

  1. Col and I made "Death to Speidi" shirts last year. I love to hate them.

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  2. AHHHH!!! That's awesome! I totally want one! Hilarious.

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  3. The cheeseburger analogy is perfect, just perfect. I loathe Spencer so much I had to stop watching. You're right, he did literally ruin her life. The last episode I saw was when he started talking back to her mom and I was like, enough!

    And thank you for mentioning the lack of a job. It really is the mother of all reality shows.

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  4. I so watch this show, and you are right, it's not good, but you just can't help it.

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  5. i thought i liked the hills...but the city is so much better and so much more fun to imagine living that fabulous life in manhattan.

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  6. Oh you naughty little temptress. I didn't know you could watch online! hmmmm....

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  7. Yes I like the City a lot--in large part due to the fact that Whitney is so likable and down to earth--regardless of the fact that she's a towering beauty who works in a typically snobbish industry.

    Terese--Ha! I snared one! Totally go watch it.

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  8. Have you seen True Beauty on ABC? So good and you can also watch episodes online.
    I'm now also craving a cheeseburger, which I haven't eaten in years. Thanks a lot!

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  9. Right on. I wrote my first blog about the Hills. I can't get enough of it. Though I like the City, it is a little boring in comparison. But I will stand by it. I am sure with time someone will be the villian and Whitney will continue to stand around like a sing-a-ling.

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  10. I think i'm the only person in the world whose favorite person on the hills is spencer. only because he is so selfish and disgusting that i'm entertained. The show is terrible and pointless and I don't find anything cool about any of the people, but I watch it anyway.

    Now the City...excuse me but whitney is beautiful and almost too cool and laid back that I'm surprized she has a show. I think the majority of the drama will have to be created by the producers.

    and I like that I can watch it and be like 'I'm going to try that restaurant sometime'. I mean, i like that the scenery is familiar.

    When did this comment become huge?

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  11. Welcome to my world. Question, have you gone back to view the first few seasons of the Hills? it is super fun to see when Lauren and Heidi were friends and what lead to their demise.

    I am also into the City. If I could go back, I'd move to NYC at 22, so it is fun to live vicariously through them. Also, I am obsessed with Olivia Palermo. Everything that comes out of her mouth is so ridiculous and obnoxious, I cannot wait to hear what she will say next. Plus, she has the best hair ever.

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