Wednesday night's first presidential debate of this election season may have been the most Tweeted political event in history, but in our opinion, the format would definitely benefit from the addition of some classic reality show gimmicks. Here's what the organizers and broadcasters could do to really increase the entertainment value of future debates, which, after all, is what really matters:
We're in the midst of the fall 2012 season, and while some shows have just debuted or are still delayed, there have already been some big shockers (sadly, Community getting postponed didn't really surprise our jaded selves). Unfortunately, while some of these surprises have renewed our faith in television, others may have had the opposite effect.
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While we've already done our predictions and blathered on about the quality performances that actually deserve to win (i.e. our beloved Homeland), these are the things that would actually make us up jump for joy come Emmy night. Please note: it takes a lot to get us up off our couches.
Thank goodness for our returning shows, because otherwise this would have been a tough TV summer. While Teen Wolf, Suits, True Blood and Breaking Bad have all delivered week after week, most of the new programming of the last few months has left a lot to be desired. Breaking Pointe was fun and we're oddly obsessed with the surreal Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but too many other freshman series were underwhelming at best. Here's what let us down the most:
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.
We're actually excited for the head-to-head match-up of The Voice and The X Factor on Wednesday, but it sure as hell isn't because of the talent competing (or the awful auditions that make our ears bleed). Instead, we've got many other reasons why we let these two singing competition shows clutter up our DVRs.
The Newsroom quickly became our favorite show to hate-watch this summer thanks to its ridiculous plotlines, insufferable characters and general condescending attitude. It'll be a struggle for us to get through a Sunday night without being so frustrated that we want to throw our remotes at our televisions. Here are the ten elements of the show that we're most going to miss as we wait for Season 2 next year:
With all of the fall 2012 returning shows fresh on our minds, we're getting a little bit antsy that our expectations are too high for some of our favorite series. As fun as big plot twists, new storylines and major changes in general are, what if the upcoming seasons can't match what's already happened? We're not so much freaked out about shows that are already bananas (like The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl), nor are we wasting our energy hoping that Glee transforms into an amazing series, but for these beloved shows, our nerves are starting to take over.
The insanity of Fall TV is in full swing, and while we're busy judging shows as a whole, a lot of the new and returning shows really have us puzzled with some of the unusual choices they are making. We'll likely never get these answers, but we pose the questions that really have us stumped.