After years of ignoring it, mocking my friends who were hooked on it and doing my absolute best to never jump on the IDOL bandwagon — I’ve finally caved. It’s a sad day for theTVaddict, as it has become apparent that I’m hooked on AMERICAN IDOL.
How exactly did this happen? Well, like most things in my life — I blame the CW. GILMORE GIRLS and VERONICA MARS have been in repeat mode and hiatus respectively for what seems like months. Subsequently, my Tuesday nights are pretty empty. Enter Randy, Simon, Paula and Ryan. Throw in a few tears, witty banter, some really bad renditions of classic 60’s hits and one incredibly clueless contestant named Sanjaya. Can you really blame me if I want to stick around to see what happens next?
Is America really going to turn Sanjaya into an Idol? Is Melinda Doolittle’s ‘dear in headlights’ look of surprise whenever she gets complimented all a brilliant act? Will anyone call Chris Richardson out on the fact that he’s turning into a Justin Timberlake clone? I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I really am curious to find out.