Thursday, January 03, 2008

TV Disasters

TV is whack as the kids used to say. I In the past few weeks I've had an atrocious time watching, half-watching and sleeping on some of the most ass programming known to man. Is this how it's going to be, am I cursed? Yep....












In the Loop with iVillage. Love the title, it's like Cutting Edge :Netscape. I stumbled on this crime aganist men rather innocently. I thought it was a infomercial and was hoping they were selling really hot toaster ovens or those little old-fashioned looking record players. No such luck. This is a show. You know these folks, Apprentice vets Eriki Vetrini, Bill Rancic and comedienne/actress Kim Coles. Apparently I'm late to the party and this show has been on for quite some time. I don't know why And really, if you have a show with Bill Rancic, you're so, so out of the loop, really...







Merv Griffin's Crosswords. Of course the build-up was gag worthy. They acted like Merv Griffin's last word was Crossword and they're carrying on without him. Well, they are--and we don't have to watch it. The host here is Ty Treadway, who co-hosted Soap Talk with the lovely Lisa Rinna. Not exactly the life of the party, Treadway makes Bert Convy seem positively scintillating. There's no soap stars here, just a show as old-timey as a stack of Louis Jordan albums.

Plea: Cancel This.







The Price is Right-Singing Drew Carey on to host The Price is Right seemed like a great idea on paper. The actuality? Not so much. Who would think that Carey would be this annoying? He's the corniest game show host ever.His main problem? He just won't stop talking. Carey just goes on and on near that big, big spinning wheel, during Plinko, pretty much everywhere. He does the same time on The Power of Ten. Plain and simple, Drew needs to button it up so the contestants can make those life and death decisions, in peace...

What's Drew Staring At: Me coming after him with a fungo bat.





The Devil's Right Hand Man...Despite my diary entries about Bob Barker he was a great TV host. Of course, time had coarsened his soul and made him a reprobate but I guess we all have issues...







Filed under Those Effing Singing Shows- It's clear that we've declined as a culture, both NBC's The Singing Bee and Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics have proven to be hits. Gack! If I had to choose, I'd go with Wayne Brady's show. The contestants on their are often inane to say the least. They are just so eager to lock in lyrics they have to know are dead wrong. My favorite had to be some woman who sang the lyrics to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama..."

"My conscience doesn't bother me, does your conscience bother you..."


Yeah, that's it, exactly. The Singing Bee (Joey Fatone not pictured) even dragged out the Brady Bunch's Barry Williams and Maureen McCormick to sing, what else, the Brady Bunch theme. Oh how thrilling--and very, very sad...
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