Big Brother is always watching. Will you be?
In the week of reality shows that won't die, a new season of The Amazing Race premieres tonight.
And... there goes my summer. The all-consuming show begins again, airing on CBS three times a week and streaming online 24/7. So yeah, that's my life. A world where strangers do nothing and I sit transfixed, I begin to sit around doing sit-ups while they work out like they are somehow my gym buddies and where I religiously tune in to see what Julie Chen is wearing. I'm not saying that I'm proud of this fact, just that no matter how I try, Big Brother keeps sucking me back in.
A new season of Big Brother starts tonight, and the hours before the show starts is always my favorite time of the whole season. The first episode holds so much promise, with strangers being tossed together and trying to suss each other out, before they get bored of being in the house and just lie around on the couch all day. Before I have to hear them sit around complaining that they have nothing to eat. Before I've grown to hate them all. It's good times.
It's annoyingly premiering on Valentine's night, but the new Amazing Race season's casting is, indeed, amazing. They clearly knew last season was a little snoozy, and they just fricking outdid themselves for Season 16, and it's paid off -- I've seen the premiere, and it is one of the most entertaining hours of reality television, character-wise, I've seen in a while.
The all-consuming TV series that takes over my entire life for two and a half months every summer kicks off its new season tonight. I'm so excited. I sort of wish I weren't as obsessed with this show, but even when I'm too cheap to buy the live feeds, I'm still constantly reading blogs to find out what's happening in the house at any given moment, and yes, I even watch After Dark on Showtime. I find it sort of soothing to watch before I go to bed or if I TiVo and watch in the morning. The boring, unedited conversations are like a lullaby to put me to sleep, or company while I'm getting ready for work.