I promised myself I wouldn't write about crappy reality television too much during NaBloPoMo. It'd be an easy crutch to use but could quickly descend into mindless blathering. I resolved to limit that blathering to one day a week. Friday was the natural choice given that I'm generally bursting at the seams with Survivor related chatter on Friday Mornings. And so I present my crappy reality television roundup for the week:
Survivor: I'm so glad they voted out Jean-Robert. I have an appreciation for the strategy of being unlikeable so someone will want to take you to the final two. Except I'm not entirely certain that was his strategy. He just appears to have bad people skills. Specifically, an inability to identify when he's being rude and annoying. And how sweet is Erik diplomatically pointing out at Tribal Council that someone's always at the bottom of the totem pole in an alliance of 6. I suddenly like him and his pretty white teeth. Even if he did previously hang out with Jaime who I intensely dislike ever since she laughed in the guys' faces after throwing a challenge.
The Amazing Race: Heavens to Betsy that show makes me want to travel the world. The tourism industry should pay CBS to keep it on the air. Every time I watch it I become firmly convinced I need to go wherever they went that week. For example, this week I'm pretty confident my life won't be complete until I drive through the Irish countryside. I hope the Goth couple lasts a long time. Mostly because I want to see what happens when they get too tired to do their makeup anymore. Sleep versus putting on makeup. Tell me you don't eventually sleep. And what's the deal with the cheating boyfriend and his high strung girlfriend? Why is the fact that you're boyfriend cheated on you information you feel the need to share with America during a brief 30 second intro. That's odd. And emasculating to your boyfriend. Me thinks you haven't let his mistake go just yet.
America's Next Top Model: If you are characterized as the plus sized model on that show, you may as well keep your bags packed because you are eventually getting kicked off. They like to put a token non waif normal sized girl in the mix. But she never wins. And don't even get me started on the fact that the "plus sized" girl looks to be about a size 8. And since we're on the subject, there's no way Ambreal, Jenah or Bianca will win this thing. No way.
The Office: I know. It's not crappy reality television. But it's my favorite show! I love that the writers understand what working in an office is really like. Specifically, how the littlest things can get everyone bent out of shape. Like the birthday cakes last night. In my building, it's not a celebration unless there's a cake. And if there isn't one, it must be a conspiracy. Or someone hates you. Do not take away someone's cake.