Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Talk: Week 6!

J: I totally forgot about this last week! I even had a question in mind and everything but Thursday came along and it just slipped my mind. So here it is this week instead: Which reality show would you want to be on?

Jennifer: To clarify, I have absolutely no desire to be on TV and would never in a million years actually apply to be on any reality show so this is more a hypothetical, as in which reality show I would want to be on if it, you know, wasn't being filmed and broadcast on television. The easy answer for me would be the The Amazing Race. I love traveling and it looks so fun and exciting (though really tiring and some tasks look positively miserable). But the other show I think I would want to be on is Made on MTV. I'm too old now but during high school or college I think I would have loved the chance to be "made" into something that I so wasn't, like an athlete or performer of some kind or a girly girl. Of course this show usually involves a fair amount of pain, crying, embarrassment, or all of the above, but the kids almost always seem to feel better about themselves in the end. Though I guess that could be the editing...

Mira: It's funny, my other friend Jennifer also is obsessed with getting on The Amazing Race. I love scavenger hunts and puzzles and traveling, but the physical challenges, the eating challenges -- definitely not anything I can do. I'm definitely too afraid of too many things! (Case and point, I didn't go bungee jumping, sky diving, or canyon swooping with Jenn and the others on our New Zealand trip last year.) But this question definitely stumped me. My favorite reality TV show hands down is So You Think You Can Dance, but I wouldn't want to be on it! So anyway, this is the show I picked: Project Runway. I know it's kinda ridiculously ridiculous (yep, I just said that) because I have never sewn an article of clothing, nor have I ever fantasy designed anything, but in my head I could learn to and love to do those things. And I definitely think I'd be able to represent a point of view that is both accessible and wanted by the everyday viewer as well as unique and not commonly found in everyday fashions. In my head. :) Plus I love the idea of unique challenges that make you seriously think outside of your box, and I love making stuff, or the idea of making stuff.

5 comments:

cc said...

i think i've only ever seen the amazing race once, but it looks like it'd be a fun show to be on...as jenn pointed out, there's the traveling and lots of fun/crazy activities...i do most of them anyway, so may as well get to do it for free and possibly get something out of it, right? =)

hmm...aside from that, like mira, i enjoy watching a lot of reality shows, but wouldn't ever want to be on them. if i had to pick a second one, i'd say, 'what not to wear'...you get tips on how to dress yourself, hair and makeup...and most importantly, $5,000 for a brand new wardrobe.

Mira said...

ooh! what not to wear! or tim gunn's guide to style! just to get to meet tim gunn (though i guess i'd get to meet him in project runway, too)... or one of the house redesign shows! i forgot about all those!!!

Mira said...

maybe the organize your clutter show. clean sweep?

burkie said...

i'm not really into public humiliation, or public anything for that matter. that's why my blog can't be accessed through search engines. therefore, i'd never go on ANY reality show. i don't watch any of them, either, so i don't really know many to choose from. for me, the amazing race is most appealing to me, for all the reasons noted above, though i'd rather just do it alone rather than compete against other teams.

Kevin said...

I think I'd have to say made...skateboarding!