I’m so glad it’s my turn to start the team post topic this week! I don’t think my compadres would ever choose this subject so I’ve got them on the hot seat and they’re gonna have to do some serious head scratching since I’m the ‘reality junkie’!
Without a doubt, the show I would LOVE to get a spot on would be The Amazing Race! And my partner would be my girlfriend Cheryl. In fact, we’ve had it planned for years! Our combined travel skills (she’s a cruise consultant and I had a compass surgically implanted in my hip socket) would make us an unbeatable duo if ever given the opportunity. Unfortunately, the producers obviously fear us as they’ve made the show unavailable to Canadians to enter.
A few years back Cheryl and I did a Navigate the Streets event in support of the Make~a~Wish foundation in Vancouver. We sucked air big time! We suffered a humiliating loss at the end with a fatal mistake. We were allowed to ‘phone a friend’ for help and sadly we mistook Carroll St for Haro St through the static on the cell. Yup, not too good if you know how far apart these drags are downtown! It was sooo much fun, though!
Last person I would do the Amazing Race with would be my husband, Gavin, and he knows why (“cough” Vegas trip). Oh, I would go to the ends of the earth with him just not with a time limit and a camera crew tracking every move! Nobody wants to see that train wreck in the making. I’d be signing up for Trading Spouses next.
Your turn Tracy. Canada’s Next Top Model? Have you even ever watched any reality TV?
Tracy’s 2 cents~
Indeed I have Jacquie! I did watch the Amazing Race but only the season Rob & Amber from Survivor were on. I tuned in because I saw the two of them take over Survivor when they became a couple right in front of our eyes. Romance gets me every time!
I knew they would be a fantastic team and, although they didn’t win the entire show, they won quite a few legs of the race. Amber was a strong, confident, naturally beautiful woman and Boston Rob was a very charismatic, smart guy with that great accent! I’ve watched Survivor up until this year. I am not sure why I’ve tuned out, but I think it’s because I have too many books I NEED to read.
I am waiting for the reality show that involves being stranded on the Beach! I would need more time to find the point to it, but at this moment I’m not sure I need one or that there is one! My luxury item would be Nair! If you’re looking for a show that really exists it would be L.A. INK
Bonnie what show would you do? So You Think You Can Dance ? You’ve got the moves! I’ve seen them !!
Bonnie weighs in~
Ok, I’ll bite but I think you know I’m not a fan of “reality” TV. It was fun when it all first began because I believed most of it then. I’ve since become very cynical. The first show I was glued to the TV watching was one where the guy chose a stranger to marry and then went through with it right on national television. It was like watching a car accident; I wanted to look away but I couldn’t.
I was intrigued by Survivor for the first two or three seasons but lost interest. I hate watching people bicker and connive against each other. Fear factor, The Amazing Race, and The Apprentice all had me for awhile, and American Idol can suck me in if I’m not careful. The trouble with all of these is that they’ve been done over and over again. Even American Idol is just the same characters but different cast now. You are right Tracy, I enjoy watching some of the dance reality shows because those people have some real talent…and I’m not referring to Dancing with the Stars here.
When I turn on the television these days what I truly miss is a really funny well written sitcom. Remember when Seinfeld was brand new, or Friends or Sex and the City?
I don’t want to watch every day people doing ridiculous things anymore and I don’t want to be told it’s “reality” when I know damn well it’s mostly scripted and fully edited. What’s happened to all of the clever writers in Hollywood? Did they get lazy or is it Joe Public who has put them out of work because of this new obsession for “reality” tv?
But I haven’t really answered your question…Which reality show would I do? None, I’d rather go along living my reality without a camera in my face thank you.