Friday, June 26, 2009

Virtual Girls' Night Out: The Reality Show Edition

Woo hoo! TGIF! Time for a Virtual Girls' Night Out! Things have been hairy the last few weeks, so I've been a little M.I.A., but I fully plan to get my blog hopping on tonight!

Those of you who read my blog faithfully surely are aware of my addiction to reality programming. You name it, I've probably watched it at least once. And while some reality TV fails to impress me, a good bit of it is darn entertaining.

I especially love reality programming that's talent-related, like "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance." Ann, our lovely host of the original Virtual Girls' Night Out, reminded me of a reality show that's now defunct that was one of my absolute favorites - "Rock Star: Supernova."

The whole "Rock Star" thing started with "Rock Star: INXS," where a bunch of rock star wannabes auditioned to become the new Michael Hutchence (who was pretty darn irreplaceable, if you ask me). Then the next year, they had "Rock Star: Supernova," casting a lead singer for a brand new band called Supernova, made up of numerous band castoffs, including Dave Navarro, one of the guys from Guns n Roses, Tommy Lee, and one of the guys from Metallica. On "Rock Star: Supernova" there were two people who truly captivated me, that I rooted for wholeheartedly (neither of whom won, of course): Storm Large and Ryan Star.

After seeing the last few seasons of "American Idol" wind up with a few decent rockers, I've been mildly surprised not to see the whole "Rock Star" franchise not come back, but who knows, time will tell. It was definitely a good show, while it lasted, even if the bands it created or completed didn't exactly succeed.

And lucky Miss Ann actually went to see Storm Large live in concert!! I'm so jealous. She was celebrating her anniversary, and she's curious this week if you've met the love of your life, and if so, how did you meet?

While the story of how I met and fell in love with my husband is kind of complicated, the short answer as to how we met is that we went to the same college, and on the first day of my first spring semester of school, I was taking a class called Writing for Electronic Communication, and he was in my class.

So this week, I have two questions - what is your favorite reality TV program, current or retired? And have you been lucky enough to meet the love of your life, and if so, how did you meet? Can't wait to read your answers!!


robin said...

Not a big reality TV fan but I did get suckered into the Real Housewives of NJ mostly because of the crazy drama and because I live fairly nearby.
And no, I am nothing like any of those women, nor are most people who live here! Thank goodness!
Happy Friday! Happy GNO! :)

Golfersmom said...

I love watching Reality TV also. I hope you have a great VGNO.

I am Harriet said...

Fun videos!
Happy VGNO!

Gladys said...

I HATE HATE HATE reality TV but this last week I got sucked into that trainwreck of a show Real Housewives of New Jersey. Damn talk about a bunch of you know whats!

Happy VGNO

Mary K Brennan said...

My favorite reality program would have to be: So you Think You Can Dance.
And yes, I met Mr. Wonderful. Our seventh anniversary is in August. Time has flown by, but I'm loving every minute.

Mandala Michelle said...

Rock Star was the only reality TV I ever go into. I think since both INXS and Tommy Lee's band kind of fizzled that they decided against another season. Too bad.

Yaya said...

I LOVE reality tv!!!!! Survivor is my fave. Then Big Brother, So you think you can dance, the real world. The list goes on and on!

Gena said...

I'm not a reality tv fan. Sorry!

Happy VGNO

blueviolet said...

Happy VGNO! I am a reality tv junkie too!!! I love it all but The Amazing Race is my absolute favorite. I'm looking forward to Big Brother starting up here in a week or so too.

I met my hubby at the restaurant I was working at in high school. He kept bothering me until I finally took notice of him.

pam said...

I am not into reality tv now. I loved Survivor when it first came out, but haven't watched in a few years now.

Sue said...

I love a lot of Reality TV. If I can watch "I'm A Celebrity Get me out of here" I can watch anything.

My all time fav. though is Survivor.

Happy VGNO!

Lola said...

Stopping by for VGNO!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Not really into reality Tv

have a Happy VGNO

~Sandy~ said...

love reality tv! Real Housewives, Survivor...i used to like Real World and Road Rules when I was in high school. I also am a huge fan of documentaries. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy VGNO!!!

Gena said...

Here I am, again.

I left a blog award for you on my "Relax and Enjoy..." blog. Please stop by and grab it.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Happy VGNO! Reality tv? Hmm, I don't actually have tv at the moment (our dish broke in March and since we are moving we never fixed it) but I love Deadliest Catch. And it's nat exactly reality tv maybe but I love Top Gear (British show) Those guys make me laugh all the time.

Isabel Princes said...

I love reality tv, my favorites are the ones on Vh1. My all time favorite? The Surreal Life.
I met my hubby when I was 15. He was working at Taco B
Bell, I wanted a taco. We've been together ever since.
Stopping by from SITS

ModernMom said...

Missed VGNO but thought I would tell you I dropped in to grab your button!
Oh that does sound a bit odd! LOL

Ali said...

I loved Farmer Wants a Wife last year on the WB. Other than that, I don't really get into much reality tv, or any tv for that matter, no time! =) Happy Late VGNO, the power went out last night so I am just now catching up!

Just_Aimee said...

My summer favorite is Big Brother...but Survivor.

Stopping by for a very late VGNO. Hope you had a great weekend.

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