Monday, February 11, 2008

TV Chat

The writer's strike didn't really affect me that much, because the only scripted show I watch is The Office, and that's so great I don't mind watching reruns! But I do like other shows like Amazing Race, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, House Hunters, 20/20, 60 Minutes, and Rachael Ray. (I know I've written about it before, but I can't say it enough: Gotta love DVR!)

Since the latest Amazing Race ended, I've felt a void because that and The Office are the only ones Brad and I like to sit down and watch together. (Well, he'll watch an occasional House Hunters, but I wouldn't say it's his favorite)

Well, we found another one that's pretty funny, especially if you like country music like we do (another confession Brad probably wouldn't like me mentioning)! The show is called Gone Country, and it's on CMT (Country Music Television).

The premise is that John Rich, of the band Big & Rich, invites seven formerly-famous singers in different genres to turn country. They all do activities that will help them get in touch with country music, and then they will have to write and perform a country song. At the end, one will be chosen to record and release their song to country music fans and radio.

The contestants are
  • Julio Iglesias Jr. (latin singer, son of Julio Iglesias)
  • Carnie Wilson (lead singer of Wilson Phillips, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)
  • Dee Snider (lead singer of 80's rock band Twisted Sister)
  • Sisqo (African American Rapper)
  • Diana DiGarmo (came in 2nd on American Idol)
  • Maureen McCormick (Marsha Brady--who knew she could sing?!)
  • Bobby Brown (80's pop star and famous drug-doing abusive former husband of Whitney Houston.

So far, it's been hilarious at moments, and a bit scary, too. (Disclaimer: I would use parental caution and probably not show this in front of kids--it's not really bad, just bleeped out words and some crude moments)

Bobby Brown actually seemed nice at first, until he got drunk one night and you could see his true colors. And who knew he had a sleepwalking problem?

Marsha Brady seems stuck at age 12, she's a star-struck screamer, and we thinks she needs therapy.

I wasn't really a fan of hers on Idol, but she actually sounded good on her first performance. Could be a contender.

Still don't know much about him, or whether he can sing instead of rap.

Seems nice, and I hope he does well. A latin country star could be interesting.

Obnoxious. Nothing more to say.

She's really nice and obviously talented, but insecure and a little co-dependent.

They're still showing all three shows on CMT, so if you do have DVR you could still record it. Let me know what you think if you do watch it!


  1. This sounds like good reality TV! I'll have to check it out!

  2. I just HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO agree with you on the whole DVR thing. It's the BEST and I hope I never have to live without it in my life! :)

  3. Looks interesting!

  4. I don't love love country music...but it sounds intriguing...

  5. We don't have that channel I think, so we can't watch it. The writers strike did hit me, I am a fan or journeyman...I miss it! I still have my A Idol though


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