the reality of reality TV


That’s right… reality TV, as a genre, has been and always will be incredibly cheesy and transparent!

*Cymbal swell*  *Low minor piano chord*   *reaction shot*

But it IS compelling.  Between “So you think you can dance’s” constant return to people’s back-story (though i guess you could call that a game show) and about a million food-network reality TV competitions to find the… next… food… star…?  I dunno.  Reality TV occupies probably 75% of what me and Diana watch.  the other 25% is star trek, and i’m the only one watching it.

For me, the audio editing gets really annoying… and the fact that all the talking heads are shot after the fact, so it’s kind of like one big edited-together rehash?  Then you have those blasted kardashians and the gong-show music that accompanies their gong-show lives… for real, the music in the background could be for a kids show.  Even cool reality TV like the one about crab fishing?  deadliest catch?  they all use the same cymbal swells, the same “intense moment = intense piano roll” blecht.  I guess I just wish they’d spend more time making good music for the background of those shows… not that I could do any better.

Have a great week!



chef gordon ramsey is my homeboy

2013-5-24…pretty sure that would be THE FASTEST way to get kicked off of ANY of the shows that Gordon Ramsey is a part of.  All the food looks so good!  All I know how to make is crepes.  Or “flap jaques”, just incase you didn’t see me make that joke a couple weeks ago.  It still cracks me up, I gotta admit.
The european version of “kitchen nightmares” is one of my favourite “reality tv” shows.  If Gordon Ramsey saw any of the kitchens I worked at in my illustrious cooking career, we would have been on the top of the list to film on the “canadian edition” of kitchen nightmares.  The american version I don’t really like because they focus WAY too much on the drama of people hating each other and not near enough time on Chef Ramsey actually showing people how to improve their restaurants.
Anyhoo, every time I watch any of these shows, I can’t help but think about how badly I would fail in a kitchen competition.  I don’t have a great track record with gourmet cooking.