The TV Challenge continues…
If you were given a free ticket to be on any reality show, which one would you choose?
After my previous post’s rant about the worthlessness of reality tv, one might assume that I’d haughtily answer “none at all,” and be on my way. Well, as it turns out, there are a few not-so-bad shows in the genre that I suppose I could be convinced into participating in, if one were to twist my arm sufficiently. And here they are…
- Number Three: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
The reason I’d choose this show is because I could certainly use some fashion advice, as well as a new haircut, and also a new couch. Unfortunately, not only is this show cancelled, it is also called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. It is not called Queer Eye for the Slightly-Less-Obviously Queer Guy. So I guess that’s out. I’ll just have to rely on Basic Instructions for fashion advice.
- Number Two: Destination Truth
Destination Truth follows the adventures of host Josh Gates as he travels the world searching for mythological creatures. In my opinion, it’s really a travelogue with a paranormal theme. Often, at least half of a segment is devoted to the story of the journey to the investigation site, with the crew experiencing the local culture and scenery in a lighthearted manner. The rest of the segment shows the crew tramping about the wilderness Blair Witch style, in pursuit of the monster of the week. Though they rarely find conclusive evidence, never does an expedition seem to be a waste. And, Josh Gates seems like a fun guy. So, yes, I’d go on this show.
- Number One: Mythbusters
I know, I don’t consider Mythbusters to be a reality show either, but apparently someone at IMDB does, so it must be true. So, why Mythbusters? Well, there’s welding, there’s robots, and there’s the blasting of random objects into smithereens just to see what will happen. I would love to have that job.