The CW’s Latest Reality Offerings
We’ll consider this a two-for one, because the similarly titled FLY GIRLS (featuring the no-doubt sexy exploits of flight attendants on Virgin airlines — get it?) and HIGH SOCIETY (following the hob-nobbing heiress Tinsley Mortimer and her pals) are examples of a “reality” trend we’d just as soon see die.
Curling on the Winter Olympics
Curling? Seriously? Please, if we wanted to watch people madly running around with brooms clearing a path for a forward-moving object, we’d ask our moms to always walk five feet in front of us.
What started as one of the most intriguing premises of the season — with a killer trailer to boot — has seen any and all enthusiasm we might have had for it deadened by the network’s decision to cut it from a 13-episode season to a four-hour mini-series and now, as of January, a two-hour movie. Although NBC insists on calling the two-hour episode a “pilot”, the odds of it getting picked up are right up there with those of HEROES ever regaining the storytelling brilliance it had back in its first season.
Sorry, but we have absolutely no interest in in seeing some bit corporate honcho do “grunt work” and then, after saying, “wow, I had no idea how hard real people work!” get back in his limo and go home to his million-dollar mansion.
THE MICHAEL VICK PROJECT
Producer say this show will help “enlighten viewers that every decision you make in life matters.” But what it is really saying to them is, “Hey, no matter how heinous a crime you commit, there’s always the freak-show that is reality television to help you try and sell the ‘new-and-improved’ version of yourself.” Sorry, we ain’t buying it.