1.28.2009

TV On The Real

I have indulged in some trashy shows recently but I'M IN LOVE. If you haven't seen these, you have to check them out.

For some hilarious reality TV check out Tool Academy on Vh1 and Bromance on MTV. I realize these shows are actually terrible, but the people on them make them oh. so. funny. On Tool Academy a bunch of guys (tools) were told they were going to be on a show called 'Mr. Awesome' so of course when they showed up they were amping up their tool-ness 100%. Then the tables turned and they realized they were actually on a show because their girlfriends were tired of being treated like shit due to their tool behavior. These guys are out of control. They are the typical gel-heads with big muscles and tight shirts. It makes me wonder what type of girls out there are actually attracted to this type of asshole?

As for Bromance, it isn't quite as funny or astonishing, but there will be no point in time during which I would refuse to look at Brody Jenner. The show makes roomie and me laugh because...well it is bromance. They try to act all manly and like they want to be Brody's friend, but honestly the writers and producers have made it seem like Brody is looking for a little more than friendship. Which we all know isn't true...just entertaining.

For serious drama outside of the nighttime soaps (i.e. Greys, Private Practice, Lost), tune into The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo. I understand that I may be behind the curve on this one because my city just recently added Bravo (reason #29385 why Time Warner BLOWS)...but I can't get enough of this show! The women act like they are back in high school! Over the past 4 years I have noticed some of this type of behavior still hasn't retreated in my friends; but for the most part, we have matured greatly compared to the housewives. These women have no mature friends. They all talk shit behind each other's backs and are never able to give helpful advice. It truly is shocking. Don't get me wrong, I envy the money, power and fashion these women have but I'm not quite sure about selling my maturity for it all.

More comedy but not trash? OK. Have 30 Rock on NBC. Tina Fey is a genius. I'm a huge fan of Tina and Tracy Morgan (whose character is pee-in-your-pants-funny). Alec Baldwin hasn't always struck me as a great person/actor, but I love him in the show. I think the perfect word to describe the show is goofy. Seriously...go to blockbuster and rent the first two seasons. Then, set your DVR to record the remaining shows in this season. When this season is over and they put it on DVD...go get it to see the ones you have already missed. I promise it is worth every penny and minute.

OHMIGOSH! I almost forgot Scrubs. It is back! Although I still have hope, the first few episodes weren't as great as I expected. This is the last season, so I'm still recommending it assuming that the funny will come out sooner rather than later. If you haven't seen this show, it too is a great one to rent and watch all of (or DVR the old episodes that come on many different channels like Comedy Central).

Speaking of Comedy Central, I just watched Katt Williams' stand up routine called Pimpin' Pimpin' or something like that. This dude talks a lot about racism which gets repetitive, but overall he was so incredibly funny. Definitely look him up or DVR it next time it shows up on Comedy Central.

One last thing...I'm obsessed with A&E. The shows I record habitually are Intervention, The First 48 and Manhunters. Record them now. Do it.

6 comments:

kk said...

We love Scrubs, too!

Dana said...

I am a grey's fanatic!! And i love Brody Jenner too.. soo cute - but i haven't seen bromance!

angelsroy33 said...

Please,-on A&E, starting their second season on March 8th I think it is, try watching 'Breaking Bad', SOME OF THE BEST TV I HAVE EVER SEEN.Honest. Oh, and I can't forget, 'Burn Notice' on USA. LOVE them! And thanks for the tips on shows, I'll be watching some of 'em, just from you suggesting.

G+D said...

I really must start watching 30 Rock.

Caitlyn said...

Haha, me and my best friend randomly started watching Tool Academy one night and we're obsessed now. It's so horrible but so addicting!

Joy @ Big Time Fancy said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Tool Academy.