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08 June 2009 @ 09:28 am
It's a sad, sad addiction.  
For the most part, I avoid reality TV like the plague. A handful of shows have sucked me in and kept me watching over the years. Like, less than a handful. I like story, and character.

But I'm a Celebrity....Get Me Out of Here! has that strangely addictive quality some reality TV shows muster, despite, or maybe because of being, reality TV. (We watched the Sunday marathon on MTV, and will be Tivoing this week as it airs.)

Or maybe it's just that I saw Young Guns at a very impressionable age, and will forever be drawn to watching Lou Diamond Phillips in almost anything he does. Also "Speidi" as they're called? What a train wreck! I must be really out of touch, because I had to look up who they were - this couple from the reality show The Hills, according to him, considered of celebrity status "up there with Brangelina". *rolls eyes* Okay, dude, you just keep living in your little delusional bubble!

Seriously, is this guy for real?? Nobody is REALLY that self absorbed and utterly delusional, right? He's there with a pro-NBA guy, Lou Diamond Phillips, and as much as I don't like her, Janice Dickinson "the world's first supermodel", and he thinks they're "nothing but servants to him". Dude, I have news for you! You will never ever be in Young Guns! You will never be in Young Guns 2, and have millions of fans going to see it three and four times! You will never throw a three point shot from across the court in front of thousands of screaming fans. What is your claim to fame? Oh, right, you were born RICH. And you were on a reality show about you and your other vapid, self centered, rich friends. Like 90210, but without the entertainment.

Okay, okay. So, a lot of people were and are entertained by the Hills, I suppose. But I don't think you're as famous as you think you are, buddy. "Celebrity" - how come you keep using that word? I do not think it means what you think it means, since you keep saying you ARE one, and no one else on the show IS. Despite it being called "I'm a Celebrity..."

Wow, I really hope he and his wife don't come back! (Although they were hilarious at times. How many people can say they were baptized by Stephen Baldwin in a creek?? NOT MANY. And the camera panning to deadpan and/or incredulous expressions from the rest of the cast while Spencer was going off was quite funny. John and Lou had those down. Stephen, on the other hand, just quietly chuckled to himself when his back was turned.) Still, the funny was not enough to want them back! Ugh.

How awesome was LDP, though? Seriously, it's obvious who the most mature people are. He made an excellent camp leader, asking for volunteers for the work, instead of just handing out assignments. He's all quiet most of the time, when others are getting all worked up. And what is it called when they go off by themselves and talk to the camera? Every reality show does it, where people can go, usually to complain, or tell their experience about one of the challenges. IDK. But I loved it when he was talking to it, and saying how he gets it, Spencer is young, and he's had all of this success, and "he's a commodity...for now." He just said it all matter-of-factly. Shrugging his shoulders. Cause dude knows what it's like to be young and super-successful, and then to have fickle fame turn her back on you to shine on someone else.

John also said similar things, and next to Lou, he is my favorite! And Tori - she is just too nice. Although she and Patty are the ONLY things the girl's team has going for them. Janice is a complete waste of space! I know she's "sick" (and milking it), but come on, she hasn't done a SINGLE challenge! I was really surprised when she wasn't voted off by the viewing public. I hope she goes next.

I feel I must say a little something about Stephen Baldwin. Ahem. I had such a thing for him in high school, when The Young Riders was on. My friends and I had our own little fandom around that show. Like, it was very in depth. Pony express notes, complete with the inside of our locker door made into a drop box for them. Birthday gifts within the theme (I received long johns one year.) We called each other by the names of our fav characters, to the point where I answered more often to 'Cody' in my sophomore year than I did to my real name. Yes, yes. Cody was my favorite. Stephen used to be so hot! Remember that, when the Baldwin brothers were among the hottest things in Hollywood? WTH happened?? *mourns*

On the other hand, I love grown up LDP more than I ever did young and hot LDP (he is still built, btw. How old is he now? Wait, don't tell me. I'll just feel old!) I hope Lou wins!
Current Mood: amusedamused
anneteanneten on June 8th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
I had the pleasure of seeing Lou Diamond Phillips perform as King Arthur in a traveling production of Camelot last year. OMG, he was great in the part, and he looked absolutely yummy fantastic!
rhienellethrhienelleth on June 8th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
So did I! That is so awesome, we both saw him in that! :D He did look fantastic.

We have rather a lot in common, I've noticed. :D
Veronica Mars is smarter than you (and me): how appropriatejulietlaw on June 8th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
some people do deserve to die
Dude, I watch The Hills (up to somewhere in the middle of S4 so they haven't eloped to Mexico yet) and Spencer Spratt is the sorriest excuse for a human being ever. In a recent episode he went off after Heidi's sister because she was hanging out in his "office" (a.k.a. the living room) all day long and erased some shit he had TiVoed. I've been watching since the start and the guy claims he was a job but I've NO IDEA what it is. He makes me so mad you've no idea.