When certain people get on their high horse and say they never watch reality TV because everything sucks, in my head, I’m rolling my eyes. That’s similar to saying they don’t read novels because FIFTY SHADES OF GREY was terrible.
As with any form of entertainment, there are great reality shows and then the ones that are pure garbage. Regarding the latter I’m not talking about the ones that are so bad they’re good, but are truly awful. They’re either boring or showcase the worst stereotypes of the protagonists.
I tend to watch shows where people are making something or doing something, like TOP CHEF, PROJECT RUNWAY, CAKE BOSS, MASTERCHEF ITALIA, ONE BRYK AT A TIME, CERCO CASA DISPERATAMENTE, (hmm lots of cooking and decorating shows), etc.
Since SKY Cable dropped the E! channel, my reality show intake has dropped. That channel used to air most of the Bravo shows. Tears.
THE FACE, the USA version, started airing in Italy a few months ago on Sky Uno. I missed the first few episodes. During one rainy (basta!) Sunday afternoon I happened to catch two episodes and I was hooked.
The format of this show is brilliant. The wanna-be models are broken up into three teams with one of the supermodels coaching them.
Of course, nobody would watch a show that was all about rainbows and unicorns, so yes there is drama. Naomi played to win and Coco and Karolina sometimes seemed like they didn’t know what hit them.
The UK version, which is currently on the air, is a little different. Erin and Caroline give Naomi a run for her money.
I don’t understand why Tyra fired noted photographer™ Nigel Barker and Miss J. I was so glad to see Nigel on the USA version of THE FACE.
Could someone please hook up Miss J. with a show?