My Favorite Reality TV Show

SYTYCD.jpg I never thought the day would come, but I pretty much had to make myself watch Big Brother last night, and it brought me no pleasure. This season is just so relentlessly unpleasant. It’s been reduced to low blow after low blow, with no redeeming gestures to make up for it. The people who are attempting to actually play the game are reviled in the chat rooms that accompany the live feeds, where I am attacked because I won’t join in and vilify anyone who isn’t Dick (there are a few exceptions, hello nice people in room 1/15). I’m starting to understand how someone like Bush could get elected. Twice. Oh god. It is like a microcosm of the real world in there, I just realized. Anyone who has a different point of view is not merely disagreed with, but hated and attacked. No wonder I’ve had enough!

In stark contrast is the show So You Think You Can Dance. Everything about this show is positive. I adore all the amazingingly talented kids on So You Think You Can Dance. As the people on Big Brother sink lower and lower, the dancers on So You Think You Can Dance climb higher and higher.

This week is So You Think You Can Dance heaven because it will be on three times. Danny should win, but I can’t help liking Pasha more. Lacey is probably my second choice. Sabra is an audience favorite. (The picture is of Pasha and Sabra.) But seriously, Danny should win. I’ll see how I feel after they perform this week. Every one of them is so great though. I wish it could be a four-way tie.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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5 thoughts on “My Favorite Reality TV Show

  1. I can’t believe that my super brainy, NYC thinking, writer of great books siser-in-law is soo hooked on reality shows. I feel now she is like us common people now!!! HaHa – Now if I can get you hooked on the Food Network we will have even more to talk about!! (although you have been cooking – I am so proud!!!)
    Love, Karen

  2. Who is going to win??
    We will know in less than 24 hours!
    I hope Danny or Sabra. I am sure they are all thankful that the Grand Prize doesn’t include a year as a Celine Dion Dancer at Caesar’s Palace, like last year… I wonder if Benji liked all that Las Vegas nonsense glitter dancing every night.
    Danny’s solo tonight was so fabulous.
    But Nigel should NOT have said that a girl should win this year. You could see how that affected Neal– it’s like ‘after all this!’

  3. Ha, Karen! I have always been one of the people! And thank you for noticing my cooking efforts. The people at my class were telling me about the Food Network. I don’t know where to begin though. Any suggestions?

    Lisa, I agree with everything you said! Especially about the prize being spending a year dancing for Celine Dion. Oh, and last night nudged me into the Lacey camp over Sabra. By the way, it’s still unfathomable to me that Sabra has only been dancing four years. How is that possible??

  4. I really like Ina Garten “The Barefoot Contessa” her recipes are mostly very easy and very delicious! I also like the show How to Boil Water with Tyler Florence – great for beginners. (he’s not bad on the eyes either)

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