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I've held this view for a while, but it was pounded home this past week after TheStar.ca asked me to recap four of the top reality shows currently on the air: Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, Survivor and The X Factor. Even CTV couldn't fit all these shows on their schedule. How did The Star know I don't have a social life?
Seriously, after all this talent show time wasting, I now want to throw away any CDs still in my house and rip out all the speakers.
These singing star search shows are too similar, not just in how they work, but in how they present their storytelling. So much time is spent setting up some wannabe as a hard luck case/dashed dreams survivor/arrogant fame seeker, and then it all leads to 90 seconds of warbling.
At least on DWTS, the celebrities are the props, not the judges. The judges on that series have their shtick down and so does host Tom Bergeron. The people getting humiliated chose to do this for a living already. Some of these young kids on the other shows just seem used and confused.
Here are the links to the cheap shots and sarcastic comments I made about these shows this week:
|Drew Lachey (right) asks Tom Bergeron (left) to stop being so tall|
|Melanie and Caitlin are told to stop phoning it in by Adam Levine|
|The Matsing tribe tell Probst what he can do with his daytime talk show|
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