Tuesday, March 19, 2013


As a general rule I do not watch "reality" shows.  They seem so scripted and contrived that to me they are anything BUT reality.

I do watch 2 shows where contestants are eliminated weekly, although I don't think of these  as "reality" shows:  Project Runway and RuPaul's Drag Race.  
Neither of these shows seems to fit the typical "reality" show formula where contestants are baited into fighting with each other and encouraged to be outrageous. 

There are occasional fights and outrageousness for sure, but they appear to me to be genuine and not induced on Project Runway and RuPaul's Drag Race.  

I have never been entertained by my limited viewing of "reality" shows as I usually am with these 2 shows.

Recently on Project Runway the judges felt the contestants did such a poor job on the menswear challenge that they refused to declare a winner for the challenge and they sent not 1 but 2 contestants home that night.

Recently on RuPaul's Drag Race the bottom 2 contestants who 'lip-synched for their lives' both did such a fierce job that RuPaul did not send 1 home, allowing both to move on to the next round of competition.

Do you watch either show?  What are your thoughts?


Knoxxy said...

I watch Rupaul. Its a great show.

dbb said...

I LOVE Rupaul's Drag Race and Project runway. They provide me a constant diet "realness" and "smokey eye". Although I tend to sometimes mix the 2 up when speaking with friends and i'll start talking about who Heidi told to "Sashay away." and what the surprise was that Time revealed in his big, pink, furry box.

Anonymous said...

We watch both, and think a combination should be done. Mainly to see RuPaul and Nina hiss at each other! AND to hear Heidi and Ru say in unison, "And don't f*ck it up!"