Holy Cow! As if Zombies and horror movies are not enough for the general population of the United States television and movie viewers.
The ultimate in horror shows, in my opinion, is Hoarders on the A&E network.
While home this week recuperating from that nasty cold/flu bug, and catching up on my blog reading I have read several posts where the author(s) claim to have sat through a marathon of the Reality TV show Hoarders. Curiosity got the better of me. I had to watch one.
People! Seriously? You watch hour after hour of this horror show?
I sat through just one hour. It was the longest hour I’ve spent in my life! I was a raging *itch for hours after. My heart was pounding fiercely, my brain had images of the nasty show flitting around in my head, my adrenaline was cranked on full throttle and I was just steps away from pitching everything in our home out the door.
Poor Joe! He was totally dumbfounded by my stomping around the house and grumbling. He had dinner cooking out on the grill and was going about his business quite happily. I would hear little snippets of “I finally get to do something for my wife”.
“Are you ready for dinner?” Joe innocently asked. In his food prep he left corn silks in the sink drain, cracked ground pepper crumbs on the counter, smears of butter on the counter and a bit on the toaster from the corn he prepared to cook on the grill.
I have to confess. I went off. I went bonkers. I was possessed by a demon. I snapped at him with some pretty harsh words over the mess he left for me to clean up.
Needless to say I will not be watching another episode of that show. A&E you can count me out as one of your viewers.
I know, I know. A&E wants the publicity in anyway they can get it. My rant here only increases the likelihood of sending someone running to the television to watch the show.
Do I watch Reality TV? Yes, indeed I do. Shows that have a value.
SyFy Network’s “Face Off“: This show is a contest for makeup artists. Each artist puts together a full costume and makeup each week for a chance to break into the movie industry.
Spike Network’s “Ink Masters“: This show is a contest for tattoo artists. Each artist has a “canvas” (person) to work on in each episode for a chance to become recognized as an INK MASTER.
I’ll stick with the Reality TV shows that actually have something to share instead of the crap like Hoarders.
Okay, RANT over.
Maybe I’ll see you on the highways in my travels. Stay safe and watch out for those looneys that finish their grooming in the rear view mirror as they drive. Also watch out for those that have to text or read the Tweets while they are driving.