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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Name That Show!

I may be an empty nest Mom and all, but I totally know how to turn on my television set using the remote control. It's just that when the kids are back in the house, I resort back to letting them turn on the TV and selecting which shows to watch.

The whole family enjoys 30 Rock, The Colbert Report and most anything on the National Geographic channel, but from there we go astray. And while, the kids selections can be wildly disturbing, I highly recommend following their lead sometimes just to see what's out there.

Maybe, you are too scared to watch? I understand. There are good reasons to be scared.

For instance, last night, we watched "the funniest show out there". "You are going to laugh until your stomach hurts", my daughter tells me. Apparently kids watch this show at college campuses across the country and howl at the stupidity of the people on the show. I thought, what can I lose!

Here's my Empty Nest Mom review:

There are two twin women (aged 21?) called the Ikky twins. They are bi-sexual and they are both looking for a mate, at the same time. They start off with 12 girls and 12 boys all trying to become the mate of one of the twins, and they hang around each other and kiss a lot to see which one of the contestants they like better. The twins like really sleazy outfits which are filled with their great bodies. The contestants, on the other hand, are a mixed-bag at best. The women are sort of pitiful looking and all seem to have sad love stories from their past. The men range from extras from the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to guys who tried out but didn't make the cut with the Chippendale dancers. Of course, they don't care, they get to slobber over twin blond-haired sisters until they get voted off.

Each week the twins have a different agenda and then someone gets voted off. This week, they contestant took the twins to meet their poor innocent parents from rural Pennsylvania and Portland and for the most part, each visit was a disaster. Important questions were asked, like, "how do you feel about your son dating two bi-sexual twins" ( as the other twin is busy feeling up the son on the couch). Very touching..ha, ha.

I really was riveted and was going to watch until the bitter end and see who was going home but I started a conversation with my daughter instead. I said, the show seems a little outdated. It's always two girls as the stars and of course no one going to complain about watching two girls kiss and fondle each other. I suggested a more modern version where two men, twins, sexy-looking guys were the stars of the show. "Ick" was her response which promptly lend me into my usual rant about the double standards in shows and how men should be exploited equally as women and it wouldn't seem "ikky" if we saw more half-naked men on TV and the movies and that we all should write Hollywood demanding equal opportunity to see men and women in the same light and another thing... and then I looked over I noticed that I had lost my audience (as Laura was busy texting on her phone. Probably to one of her brothers saying, Mom's on her "Double Standard Speech" again!)

I guess I'll never know who gets which twin. Or whether they live happily ever after (the show).

There you have it. My first TV review. Can you name that television show?...........................

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Anonymous SusieK said...

As a full-fledged empty-nester, glad no one's asking me to watch that show! Can't name it and don't want to watch it either. Wow, we really do turn into our parents as we age, huh?

January 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger dhash said...

I never watch these shows, no really!! but after reading this review I am going to need to reprogram my TiVo to pick it up. Also I have to agree with Laura ick on the two guys on the show.

January 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Julie!! said...

beth... I would consider yourself lucky your child is willing to watch tv with you. when my little boy came home he didn't want to pay any attention to me. I was heartbroken. he is back at school now and I'm very sad to say that I didn't have any moments like you did with laura!

January 15, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Raf said...

hehehe i have never seen that show! but i've been meaning to watch 30 rock for the longest time! but i mostly watch tv shows online =)

January 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

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