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Wed, 07-09-2003 - 10:48pm
Did anyone else watch this show last night? The premise is that the woman's two best friends audition men to be on the show and then she chooses one in the end (I guess..I wasn't paying too much attention).

The thing is, the men were just creepy at times and the best "friends" were just plain..um...witchy. All I could think of during the "auditions" is that if that's what's left out there, then I'm screwed. I sure hope they staged some of it for effect.



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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 9:34am
I didn't watch it. I'm sick of that type of show. I'm guessing they showed some of the worst guys because they made for the best TV.
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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 11:09am
It was awful. Just plain awful. I wasn't really watching- it was just on while I was at the computer. I won't be watching again!

I sure hope they picked the worst guys to show. It was depressing to see those men make fools of themselves!

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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 11:49am
I didn't see it, and now I'm glad I didn't.

As long as the American viewing public continues to voyeuristically watch these so-called "reality" shows--well, they're promoting more UNreality than they know.

And no, I don't think those clowns were typical; it's more for effect than anything else. Best to turn off the TV and make your own show.

Ash

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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 1:45pm
I heard something awhile back about companies pulling advertisements because they were sick of the "reality" shows. I'm not sure if that was true or not (can't remember where I heard it), but it sounds like an effective way to get rid of the crap. I'll admit to watching Joe Millionaire (I really liked Zora) and Big Brother, but I don't think I've ever watched any of the other shows.

I remember watching an Arnold Schwartzawhatever movie a few years back that was supposed to be the tv of the future. It was a reality show about being placed in some sort of man hunt (it's been a long time- don't remember the details). I think it was supposed to be "out there" as a concept, but I really don't think we're that far off right now. It's quite sad.

One of the news guys here did a "reality" bit for his segment at 6pm yesterday. He placed cameras in his parent's house and showed the tapes. They were doing things like reading, making dinner, moving the remote, etc. It was quite humorous! His point? That's the real reality.

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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 3:35pm
i didn't watch the whole show (i was more interested in law&order), but what i did see, i found pretty educational.

it was a great illustration of the two main problems with heterosexual dating:

women are overly critical

and

men are incredibly clueless

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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 5:09pm
"I remember watching an Arnold Schwartzawhatever movie a few years back that was supposed to be the tv of the future."

The Running Man, based on the (much better) Stephen King novella in "The Bachman Books". Just my FYI 2 cents =P

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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 7:29pm
I definitely agree with that last part! Most men are pretty damn clueless!
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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 10:34pm
Yep, that's it. I'm not a fan of Stephen King, so I didn't know it was a novel.