Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'd Buy That For a Dollar

I generally can't stand reality shows. (Except for Amazing Race and the game show Wipeout. I love those two, maybe because they're shows the little kids love to watch too.) A while back I watched American Idol casually, but eventually realized it was basically just a high school talent show, if you came from a high school where the students body wasn't particularly talented.  I never listened to the judges, mostly because they were incoherent and vapid and couldn't put together a grammatically correct sentence with a gun to their heads. (This is why we have DVRs.)

But today I heard NBC is proposing an American remake of the Dutch show The Voice, with judges Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and a judge to be named later. (Bob Dylan, anyone? That would be hilarious and largely incomprehensible.)  I would watch this, but in a reverse of American Idol, speeding through the contestants to watch the judges, because I am a shallow pop culture nerd and easily distracted by something shiny.

Edited to add: I had an epiphany while cooking dinner. A buddy cop show with Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Yes. With Bob Dylan as their gruff but lovable captain. Hey,it's definitely better than 98% of NBC's current programming. Somebody get me a meeting.


  1. Pardon me while I beat my head against the desk. One of the queries I sent last week... I attached the wrong return email address to. Like, I attached someone else's email address. So, embarrassed out of my gourd, I sent a correction email just now. The correction email... has a typo inserting an extra space in it. I'm trying to decide if I look like more of an idiot sending ANOTHER correction email or just assuming she can tell by glancing at the return address.

  2. Yikes. I think I've had nightmares like that. Along with the one where you have to take a final in a class you forgot to attend all semester. And all you had on a was a bath towel.

    Me personally, I would just have to keep sending emails, because I can't leave something undone. I have to pick at it until it unravels. However, for rational people, just assume they'll figure it out from the second email.