More pop culture remarks because something has to fill my time between Project Runway shows.
We started watching a bit of each American Idol episode with the girls after dinner and before bedtime. Normally we watch Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance, but they are not on. I haven't really ever gotten "into" American Idol beyond knowing who wins each season. I'll listen to the music, but that's about it. So, this will not turn into an AI blog. But, I had to share some observations. The auditions have featured a guest judge since Paula left. At first we didn't understand why they needed 4 judges, then Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) guest judged and we realized it's because NPH is awesome. During the auditions NPH judged, a former Barney girl came in full leather Dominatrix regalia. How do you get any better than that? When she said that she wanted to show people that Barney kids grow up and NPH said (paraphrase) "into bad girls." That was classic. Classic. That's just good tv. Our older daughter, Em, will decide in 2 seconds if she likes the contestant or not. Her judging for AI has kicked her up a notch since her dancing judging is usually based solely on the outfits. She gets really angry if a female dancer is wearing pants. She hates it!
*Please, someone, tell me you have heard this song! It has been stuck in my head for days now. darn you Ru Paul and your super catchy tunes! I have a guilty pleasure and I am going to admit it here and now, I like watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race. So Awesome. It is the best of Project Runway in terms of creativity with early ANTM (when it was good) thrown in and packages it all up with a lot of sass and quick wit. Good drag makes for great TV!! Observations on Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2: 1) Ru Paul is holding up very well and has extremely toned arms. Seriously, what exercises does he do? Fabulous. 2) The best contestants are really gorgeous women. My favorite from last season was Shannel. If she ever performs in Houston, I am going. 3) Ru is so witty and the queen of one-liners. 4) They selected some of the bit%hiest contestants, which makes for great TV. Love it.
Tell me, do you have a guilty TV pleasure? The Bachelor? Rock of Love (no, I don't watch either one). Are you an Idol fan?