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Primetime Show Reviews
review by Suzanne
Airs Wednesdays, 8/7c on The CW
I don't like or watch reality shows. The premise of this one
certainly sounds interesting: Celebrities meet up with people who have said they
hate them, and they try to get them to change their minds. Trouble is, the
"celebrities" they get seem to be so D-List, it's hard to care. I know that "Snooki"
is a big deal, but I barely know who she is, since I have never watched Jersey
Shore. The second guy on the first episode is Jake Pavelka from The
Bachelorette, which I have never watched. It would be more fun if they got
bigger celebrities. Imagine having really hated people like Mel Gibson, George
Bush, O.J. Simpson, Sarah Palin or Simon Cowell? So far it looks like the most
famous person they have for upcoming episodes is Eva Longoria.
The actual first episode was somewhat entertaining. They get a "normal" person
who hates the celebrity to talk about them on-camera. The person thinks they are
auditioning for some other reality show. The things they say about the celebrity
are pretty funny. The guy who hated Snooki was pretty much a big dumb dope, and
Snooki easily won him and his family over by making them dinner. The girl who
hated Pavelka seemed like she was not too bright, and maybe she had trouble
figuring out the difference between reality and TV, so even though Jake Pavelka
tried his darnedest to win her over, she resisted. Then again, he seems like Mr.
Shallow, so they were kind of a match made in heaven that way.
If you like to see manufactured drama, then this show is definitely for you. I
wonder if they will get many more "real" celebrities or just a bunch of reality
show throwbacks? Besides Longoria, the second episode features another guy I
never heard of: Scott Disick. Apparently he was in "Keeping up with the
It would certainly also be more entertaining if this were more of a "real" show
and it didn't feel like everything was a complete lie or set-up. Reality shows
are usually better at making you think it's real, at least I think so. This one
just didn't seem very real. I wish someone would make a real reality show. I
don't mean just turn the camera on and let it run. Some editing is fine, but it
would be great if they really did pick random people and not try to go for
certain "types" or try to make a kind of plot and fit people into that. Mario
Lopez is the host, and he seems to be really enjoying himself. I always liked
I think this is the only new reality show this fall season
besides The X-Factor. Maybe that's a sign that they are waning in popularity? I
sure hope so...I would rather see more scripted shows, and I think most people
would agree with that.
Here's a question to ponder: If being on a reality show makes
you a celebrity, then are these people who are hating the celebs on this show,
now celebrities themselves? In which case, could they come back on this show as
a celebrity that someone else hates? The mind boggles! I doubt the show will
last to another season, though.
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