The Olympics are almost over and we're a little let down and wondering what to do with all our spare time. So we'd like to propose these dream reality shows that would focus on some of the breakout stars of the London 2012 games, keeping the summer Olympic spirit alive for us during the long four-year wait for Rio.
In the run-up to the Olympics, there was much hype about Ryan Seacrest joining the broadcast team and bringing something new to the coverage. He hasn't. But in a surprise twist, the person who has conducted interesting interviews has been John McEnroe. Who would have expected that the former temperamental tennis pro would have such a knack for interviewing Olympians?
Looks like Ryan Lochte is more interested in romance than Bromance.
The 2012 Summer Olympics finally kick off in London tonight with a massive opening ceremony, but the spectacle of the interpretive dancing and fireworks isn't the only part of this two-week sporting extravaganza that's worth watching. Even if you don't know Usain Bolt from Michael Phelps, here are plenty of reasons to tune in:
Hell hath frozen over.
I know that there have been a lot of complaints all over the blogosphere about the tape delay (especially for the West Coasters) used for the Olympics, and even though I don't necessarily agree with the logic used to defend it, it seems futile to keep beating that dead horse. They aren't going to change it, so I just deal with it by avoiding the local news, Twitter updates or Internet sport sites until late at night. However, I do have some other issues with the telecasts, particularly during primetime, that are really starting to take some of the joy out of the Winter Games for me.
Before Jennifer Love Hewitt whispered to ghosts and lulled them into a sense of peace and tranquility with her heaving bosom, Matthew Fox tried the same thing, and it went about as well as you'd expect.
While I love all Olympic sports, I have to admit that ever since I was a little girl, I've loved figure skating (yeah, shocker). However, I've never really succumbed to the allure of ice dancing. It's to figure skating what trampolining is to gymnastics. It's sort of in the same family of sport, but doesn't seem quite as challenging (not that I could do any of the aforementioned without breaking my neck). Nevertheless, I've ended up watching a lot of it this week because the network executives seem to think that it merits a lion's share of primetime real estate. And while I'm sure it has its fans, I'd much rather be watching luge or any of the eight other sports that barely get covered.
You know that promo of Snooki from Jersey Shore getting punched in the face you've already seen on MTV 100 times? You've seen the last of it on the network, as MTV's decided that 101 Snooki-punch airings will just get them in too much trouble.
Why is ABC planning Ice Dancing With the Stars when Skating with the Celebrities was already a flop that few other than myself suffered through? (Okay, maybe the former Mrs. Lloyd Eisler and her divorce attorney watched as well.) Plus, Dancing With the Stars is already a weekly chore, so why add another show about has-beens trying to be figure skaters? But most importantly, ice dancing is boring as hell (in my humble opinion). Watching its three nights during the Vancouver Olympics was the best insomnia cure I could find -- and that's saying a lot considering the many hours of curling I watched. So if networks insist on putting celebrities on these types of shows, here are some other Olympic sports they should tackle instead: