April 21, 2008 Read the full article →
According to Nielsen, the average American watches 4 hours and 35 minutes of TV a day! When I read that stat I nearly fell out of my chair. I knew it was high, but nearly 5 hours a day! What?
I killed my TV two years ago when I left my husband. Most of his waking moments, outside of work, were spent plopped in front of the tube. Our bonding time, in turn, revolved around our favorite TV shows. And when weseparated he took the TV with him.
I never replaced it.
It wasn’t by choice. I was broke, so broke that buying a TV was completely out of the question. Now I could buy one but I won’t. Then I’d have to pay for cable. And if I had one, I know I would watch it. I’d get re-addicted to Project Runway, Desperate Housewives, anything on TLC, re-runs of Northern Exposure, Deal or No Deal…you get the idea. I loved it all. Now I can’t even remember what it’s like to watch TV every night. I don’t even know how I’d find the time.
April 14, 2008 Read the full article →
I could never do it. Ever. Seriously? Film crews following me around. But I can’t wait to see this show! TLC is three weeks away from shooting Single Moms, a live reality dating show.
Three single moms will be filmed in real time. Men watching the show can apply to date them and then be flown in to meet the moms. According to the New York Post:
In the European version of the show, “Ensam mamma soker,” each of the three moms are introduced through personal ads. Men viewing the show can respond and, after rigorous background checks, each woman invites around 40 men to visit her hometown where they are whittled down to a group of about eight.
Each week another suitor is eliminated until only two are left. Then, the finalists meet the mom’s kids and see if they can fit in to her family.
Read the entire story here.
And thanks to Chrissy over at Glamour who tipped her readers off to the news. This show sounds awesome! A few concerns – namely the kids. Will they be in front of the cameras? How many men will they meet? I’m sure the producers will keep that in mind. Someone is going to have to tape this for me because I don’t have TV. Darn it.
Would you ever consider a reality TV show? Will you watch this show?