Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Facing Reality

For a long time I denounced reality TV shows as being wholly unrealistic.

Unrealistic Bachelor show

^ ^ ^ Like that would ever happen in real life ^ ^ ^

And then came

The Cougar

A sexy 40-ish gal on an island (or whatever), surrounded by a bevy of hot young studs vying for her to make him "The One."

More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys

All of a sudden I'm all for it. Here's the video sneak peak from TV Land.

By sheer coincidence, another Reality Show, premiering the same night at the same time (April 15, 10 pm Eastern), has also captured my imagination:

Billy Mays!

On the Discovery Channel.

"Pitchmen follows the adventures of Billy Mays and Anthony 'Sully' Sullivan, two of the most famous and successful pitchmen in history, as they search the world for inventions they believe they can take all the way to the big time.

I can't swear by the products Billy Mays hawks, but I've long considered him a stout 21st Century pop-culture icon, and many times I've wished for a look behind the scenes. I can't wait to see if he's as excitable and enthusiastic in regular conversation (I'll bet he is).

Learn more here.

You're probably wondering, "How can you watch both of those reality shows if they're showing at the same time???"

AT&T U-verse, my friends. The only real dilemma is which one to watch first.

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