The Reality of Reality TV

Is it just me, or is TV going down the tubes?  Ha!  The tubes, get it?  I slay me.

I am really turned off by Survivor China.  Hello?  Underwear?  National TV?  Am I the only one bothered by this?  And there are some seriously annoying men on the show this season.  Where did they find these guys?  Um, Social Skills 101, anyone?

And on the subject of TV, who among us watches Dancing With The Stars?  I’ve never watched, but I’ve heard a lot about it, and I’ve been told I’d love it, so this season I’ve been trying to record it.  I say “trying” because for some reason, my DVR has only managed to record the results shows.  Which is very annoying, as I’m sure you can imagine.

At any rate, I just don’t get this show.

First of all, the term “stars” is being used very loosely, in my opinion.  I don’t even recognize half of these people.  I had to go online to see what their claims to fame might be.

Second of all, WHY would any self-respecting celebrity want to participate in a dance competition?  The way they all get so anxious listening for the results and teary-eyed when they don’t do well, and all hugging on each other at the end of the results show, it all strikes me as just so . . .  amateur.

And one more thing, maybe they should consider imposing an age limit on the participants.  Um, Wayne Newton?  Isn’t he like 150 years old by now?  He looks like such a stiff out there.  I’m sorry if that’s insensitive, but come on, yall.  I’m just trying to keep it real.

I know, there are lots of DWTS fans out there.  I’m aware that my opinion might incite a small cyber-riot, but is there anyone out there who gets what I’m sayin’?  Anyone?  Bueller?

I guess I should withhold final judgment until I watch at least one full round of competition, so I’m going to give it one more shot this week.  I have carefully set my DVR to record at 8PM EST tonight.  Stay tuned for my riveting report.