I have been a cripple again and the pain is tiring. I’m sorry for not visiting like I want to...same old, same old. It’s TV time again over at Wandering Through The Shelves and it’s about Reality shows but more to the competitive side. I hate...hate the nasty backstabbing crap that makes most of these shows so I refuse to watch Survivor, Big Brother, Hell’s Kitchen etc... I do watch The Amazing Race which is the closest to backstabbing I will get because I like the travelling. Anyway, here are my 3...
1. DANCING WITH THE STARS-2005-PRESENT
Everyone knows I love this show despite that DJ winning when he never should have because he was a lousy dancer because it’s ..nice. There is some typical crap that the executroids do like building up romance where there is none or showing the diva side of people but overall, it shows some fun dancing from the romantic waltz to the sexy Samba. They have had class D listers but they also have had some good people on there like Clovis Leachman. I also have fond memories of watching this with my mom who always complained about the wretched music they often choose for the waltz. I would love it if they did choose a Strauss piece for once. Now, Derek Hough is one of the best dancers and would have been a major star if it was the 1930 to 1950s but at least we can watch him dance a great Tango to Psycho’s theme. I hope you watch this.
So this was a funny show where, I am certain, some people were hurt but hell, this was all about the big balls! You had 2 nerdy hosts who would introduce the contestant, also nerdy and happily dumb going to their doom being interviewed by the hot gal at the scene. The people had to go through a series of obstacle courses involving water, mud, slip and slide, twirling until you throw up until only 3 are left. These 3 must get through the final course where they are normally hurtled through the air into water and having to get to the end in the best time. I think they won $50,000 if they lived...it was funny.
3. THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF-2010-PRESENT
They don’t gripe about the other contestants, they show their fears, they are polite and actually help one another while they must bake 3 concoctions and hope they become Star Baker for that week while one’s bake didn’t work out and they must leave the tent. The other bakers genuinely feel bad for the baker even though they are happy they have another week to try to be star baker. At the end, the one who wins, gets flowers and a crystal cake holder with the name of British Bake off etched on it. Yup, they win no money but they hope to get some acclaim baking chocolate soufflé, biscuits, breads, cakes, you name it. I almost lick the screen each week and love this show that Canada now has their own Bake off. Thankfully, no back biting or meanness just baking.
So these are my 3, which ones would you choose?