Friday, September 9, 2005

Reality TV

I haven't really been a fan of reality TV. I've seen a bunch of assorted episodes of various shows but just haven't really been interested. I did watch most of Murder in Small Town X, which was just barely a reality show to begin with; I thought it was fairly decent, but I didn't exactly clamor for a second season. Recently, though, I've been watching Tommy Lee Goes to College.

It's even less real than a normal reality show. It's basically a comedy (not a good one by any means) set in the school where I got my degree. It's interesting solely for that fact; had he gone anywhere else I wouldn't have watched it in the first place, and I certainly wouldn't have continued watching. But, it is amusing seeing him in Selleck and Sheldon and the bookstore.

Bill Gates is going to be on The Apprentice, and that I will certainly watch. I'm very interested in how that's going to turn out.


Andy Rutledge said...

That show must only attract viewers from three categories of people:

1. Motley Crue fans
2. UNL students and alumni
3. Die-hard reality show viewers

Otherwise, I can't see what the draw could possibly be.

Travis said...

I'd definitely agree with that.

Henry Schimke said...

I hadn't really realized just how fake the show was. I mean, he _creates_ a fraternity!? What on earth. It's like someone saw 'animal house' and said, "Hey, that'd be WAY funnier with Tommy Lee in it!"

Travis said...

Oh yes. It's almost pleasant how little they pretend that it's a reality show.