I watched American Idol last night and tonight after not watching it since the season after Paula Abdul left. I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore and I had become a reality show junkie: Canadian Idol; American Idol; Survivor; Amazing Race; The Bachelor; Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; The Apprentice; Dancing With the Stars and I few I can’t remember. I pared down my list of reality shows almost to the point of extinction, which wasn’t too difficult because I wasn’t enjoying them anymore but I did miss American Idol. So when I found out that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez were going to be new judges I had to watch and I’m so glad that I did.
I have so much enjoyed American Idol since I started watching this season. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez actually focus on the singing, they listen to the notes and they know what they’re talking about. They bring comedy and emotion to the show which brings a whole new dimension to it.
I still watch a few reality shows because let’s face it, they’re fun. Survivor, Amazing Race, The Bachelor for it’s pure brain candy moments. I am a minor tv addict purely for the fact that my life is challenging and I need that downtime. There are some new shows that are really enjoyable: Hawaii 50; The Mentalist; Criminal Minds, when I see the list I see a crime deal thing in the shows I watch.
So, take some brain candy, find a reality show or tv show that helps you relax and find downtime and have a bowl of popcorn handy. It really helps.