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Vidiocy [Mar. 9th, 2005|11:37 pm]
Things that I have watched on the television recently that were good:

More episodes of Alias from season 2.

A couple episodes of Fruits Basket.

Onmyoji (A big-budget Japanese fantasy movie -- fun, good fx, and interesting figuring out things-that-would-be-obvious-if-I-were-Japanese.)

Onmyoji II (The sequel -- maybe even a little better than the first one, though that might be just because in this one, we knew who the main good guy character was before the end of the movie.)

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki. Need I say more?)

Things that I have watched on the television recently that were very, very bad:

About ten minutes of American Idol and a mercifully few seconds of The Simple Life on the TV in the Chinese restaurant while we were waiting for our takeout order.

Things that I have watched on the television recently that weren't nearly as bad as I was expecting:

Several episodes of Jem.
Yes. That Jem. The truly, truly, truly outrageous one.
Mind you, it was still bad -- just not as bad as I expected.
And so. Very. PINK!

[User Picture]From: thedragonweaver
2005-03-10 11:14 am (UTC)
I recently was watching the reality show "Wickedly Perfect" and enjoying myself immensely. It's a competition for the next Martha Stewart, basically, so the tasks are all along the lines of creative decorating, and the cameras are much less intrusive (as in no bedroom or bathroom shots, except when they're remodeling one.) It actually did rely on talent, mostly, and the person they picked had been kicked off but won the right to come back... BUT her screen test was perfect, and that's the most important element. That kind of reality television I can appreciate, rather than "feelings and deepest secrets revealed."

It apparently didn't do so well, but they got their person (the prize being a book deal, appearances on an established national show, and a show design of their own.) It probably would have done better on HGTV.
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