Amish in the City
That's pretty much it for reality TV for me. I guess I watched the first Real World now and then, but only because it was here in NYC.
I don't much care for Trump, but since Dan worked on one of his buildings, I guess he's kind of paid for something in this house, so I should just HUSH. :P
I can't stand reality TV. Ugh. Something about it just irritates me to no end. I did watch Amish in the City. Once. I stared at it, feeling a sense of disgust grow...yet, I kept watching it. It was like a trainwreck. It was horrible, but I couldn't make myself look away. I've made sure since then to just not have the TV on when it comes on. No hard since I watch mostly sci-fi (Trek and Stargate) and CSI (and spinoffs).
Would that I had the strength.
Amish in the City held no interest for me. There's exploitation and there's exploitation.
And exploitation was the biggest reason I watched that one and only episode. Having been around Amish in one way or another most of my life, I wanted to see how badly they'd be exploited. It ended up being about as badly as I'd pictured. Bah.
That's what I figured. Glad I didn't participate.
I have a a good friend, an MIS major, who loves to say "You're fired!".
I am a huge fan of 'The Amazing Race' FWIW. Used to watch 'Survivor', but finally tired of it now.
Don't know anything about "Amazing Race."
Ah! Was wondering whether you watched it and nixed it or just haven't tried it.
Unfortunately, the latest season just ended (and I haven't seen the final yet, it's on our Tivo). I'd highly recommend it for future though.
Basically, they take a bunch of teams of two people and have them travel all over the world trying to achieve tasks. Skills required in addition to being in reasonable physical shape are the ability to find decent plane tickets, local transportation, directions, choosing the right challenge to do.
One of the nice things about the show is the fantastic places that they visit.
Huh. I'll have to watch for it next time around.
Luckily you won't have to wait until next summer. CBS has The Amazing Race 6 all ready to go, but I heard they might be waiting for one of their new shows to bomb and then they'll drop it into that time slot.
Ooo, remind me when it comes up. Not watching TV means not watching commericals, means never knowing when anything is on.
We love Survivor. We would all talk about it at work so much that we finally forced Ben to watch it and now he is the biggest fan. Pete and I also loved Joe Millionaire. But, I swore that show off after the second "Joe" lost to the vapid hunky guy.
I like reality shows, but the show I am anticipating most this season starts tonight! CSI: New York. Two words for you: Gary. Sinise. :-)
Meep. I do not have time. I have avoided CSI despite all my friends' rants. Don't make me go there!!!!
Ew, another CSI spinoff? I didn't particularly like CSI Miami, even though I pretty much watched the whole first season. Just couldn't reach the original.
I tried really hard to watch CSI: Miami, but could never get into it. I think part of the reason was David Caruso. He has just always seemed pompous and annoying to me. On the other hand, I think Gary Sinise is an incredible talent. But, I probably have a bias toward actors that have been trained and/or started their careers in the theatre (another reason I am also partial to Jude Law). I have my fingers crossed that CSI: New York won't disappoint me tonight!
I'm definitely going to look out for that show. CSI: Miami was broadcasted in Germany shortly after it started in America, I think, so I'm hoping we're going to be equally quick with CSI: New York.
I only mostly listen to it while it's on and watch the stuff that seems interesting. A lot of the people in this group for The Apprentice are annoying in my opinion.
They are. They're petty, whiny brats.
Therefore, it is amusing to see them skewered by The Donald.
Is it vile of me to feel this way? Of course! [g]
There have been only three reality shows that I've enjoyed watching. One was Survivor (which I still watch, but not with as much interest as I used to). The Apprentice is the second. I watched the last few episodes last season and like you I loved watching Donald rip into these people.
The third was already mentioned here: The Amazing Race. I only watched a couple of episodes. I missed the last season because I have trouble watching shows with any regularity in the summer. But what I did see I enjoyed.
Other than that they all suck.
Whaaaaaat? You didn't use to watchThe West Wing??? And you a Dem and all? That show (the first four seasons, natch; the minute they fired Sorkin the show jumped the shark something chronic) was so good I didn't mind its politics!
Nope. I don't watch TV. I don't have time.
Even as a Dem, I'm a hard worker. ;-)
The Apprentice has been the only reality show that I have been glued to the set for. I caught it midway through last season and I was immediately hooked. Enough that I was thoroughly pissed off at DT for firing Bradley this past week, even after admitting he was the strongest candidate in the room.
I will also admit to watching Last Comic Standing, but I am not so sure that counts as "reality", though it is classified as one.
As for what else is "quality tv" I can always count on Law and Order...
Yeah, he made an example of Bradley. Kinda harsh, but The Donald is a showman. The best move would have been to dump Stacey or Ivana, but their continued presence will make it much more entertaining. Dumping Bradley created buzz.
Never discount the inner workings of that mind.
I was pretty shocked at who got fired last week.
But, he had definitely made an extremely bad tactical error. An error you wouldn't want someone you were in business with to make.
Like the cops say, if a guy is pointing a gun at you don't say.
"Go ahead, I dare you."
I'm so glad someone else is admitting it. Reality TV was like a guilty secret. I too love the Apprentice, and tonight I will be watching America's Next Top Model. I'm sure that will get a groan, but hear me out here. There is nothing like an appartment full of bitchy, catty women who each week *have* to perform up to a certain standard, or goodbye. Unlike some of these shows, Amish in the City perhaps being one, none of these ladies are unaware of what is expected. If they get in over their heads, it's their egos who lead them there. Same applies to The Apprentice. I also enjoyed The Restaraunt. Really, I like the shows where some sort of work is going on. Not the overly dramatic popularity contests like Big Brother. And FYI I think Survivor this season will be delicious. The guys are already chunking young turks, and yelling at each other. I don't think nice will be a problem.
Hmmm. Tempting me back into Survivor, eh?
Part of my problem with it is that the challenges are getting pretty repetetive.
It's plebian, I know. I just can't help myself.
Oh, yes, "The Apprentice." I watched it from the first episode last season. I still want Omarosa's head on a pike.
My husband said that Bradley got fired for acting with honor. I can see his point. I also see Trump's perspective. He had a sure thing and he chucked it. Two angles on the same act.
Yeah, it was a risky move to try and show his confidence, and I sort of expected Trump to reward it, but he saw it from the other point of view.
And I think he knows that Ivana and Stacie J will make for better TV than the guy who really had it together. But that's just my cynical self.