Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Emily Gives Reality TV a Smackdown

Hulu Awards panelist Emily of Eclair Fare was asked to weigh in on which Hulu shows constitute the worst of the worst reality shows. She's taken the opportunity to come up with a well-reasoned list that reads like an undiscovered circle of Hell. Here are a couple of the shows that she's come up with:

  • Living Lohan - Where does E! come up with the ideas for their shows, and who continues to watch them all, thus encouraging the production of more pointless celebrity reality shows? This show is one of the lowest of this lowest form of “entertainment.” It follows the adventures of Dina and Ali Lohan, mom and sister to Lindsay, as they try to become superstars in their own right. So, not only are they not really celebrities, but they are trying to “break into the biz” just like thousands of other people. Is the fact that they have a famous family member really enough reason that they should get their own show, when so many others are going through just the same process?
  • Rob & Amber: Against the Odds - I have never been fond of Rob and Amber using their Survivor super-couple status to prolong their 15 minutes of fame. After their (admittedly) impressive win on Survivor: Marquesas, the parade of reality appearances began: The Amazing Race, Survivor - All Stars, The Amazing Race - All Stars, Rob and Amber Get Married, and finally, this poker-themed show that had Rob being tutored by professional player Daniel Negreanu on his quest to become a professional player. It’s not surprising that Against the Odds ended abruptly when Rob and Amber got the more lucrative opportunity to appear on The Amazing Race: All Stars. I was over Rob and Amber about halfway through their first season of Survivor, so I have become increasingly annoyed by each of their subsequent reality appearances.
Read Emily's full post here!

Cast your vote for Worst Reality Show here!
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