Summer is the time for reality/game show television. I never considered myself a fan of reality/game shows until I was talking with the girlfriend and roommate the other night.
It came up how we all like America’s Got Talent. So we set up the DVR to record all first run episodes of AGT. Trying to take David Hasselhoff serious when he is telling someone they have no talent is reall about as good as it gets. Well, right next to the fact that the show is called America’s Got Talent yet two of the judges are from Britian and the third is most popular in Germany. Not to mention the host is Jerry Springer.
Come on! He obviously knows talent when he sees it.
Then the roommate said how we was watching Last Comic Standing and was laughing so hard even watching it by himself (which I guess he never does). I said how much I loved the show too and then, of course, the DVR was set to record LCS. There are some really good comics on the show although after Wednesday’s semifinal they sent 3 of my favorites home. Hopefully next week’s show keeps the best around.
Then the girlfriend mentioned how great of a show The Singing Bee is. And she is right. It is a wonderfully entertaining show and my new favorite of the three. If you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out. It’s hosted by Joey Fatone (yeah, of Backstreet Boy fame). He’s highly entertaining. He even danced out to one commercial to “Bye, Bye, Bye.” (Also, he says “sweet” about every fifth word. Watch for it. You’ll be impressed how he squeezes it into ever sentence.)
How could not want to watch a show with this guy as the host
Anyway, the show is great because it’s only a half hour long and they get right into it and don’t mess around like every other reality/game show. The house band sings a song and then stops and a contestant has to sing the next line. It sounds easy and boring but it’s anything but. And after watching it for a few weeks, you won’t listen to the radio the same. You’ll think, if I was on the show, would I be able to sing the next line. Trust me. It’s great. Check your local listings but it should be on 9:30 on Tuesday nights.
So as much as I hate to admit it, I am a reality/game show fan, at least for this summer. So check out these shows and just try to listen to the radio after watching The Singing Bee.