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Occasionally, I get addicted to some piece of trash TV that is vaguely appalling. Once, I got addicted to Rockstar, and I told myself it was okay, because I wasn't recording it when I couldn't catch an episode, unlike others I knew.

This time, however, it's the cooking show, Master Chef. I got caught up in it at the end of the previous season, when the Cute Girl went up against the House Mum in the finals. This season, I got in early, so I could watch the judges, George, Gary, and Matt work there way through twenty odd contestants. I also hoped that I would be offered such moments as a rather large man in bright pink pants standing in an alleyway of Melbourne, telling a young woman that she had the opportunity of a lifetime.

Outside that, however, there's a similar kind of format between Rockstar and Master Chef, in that the contestants actually have to do something. Of course, fans of shows such as I'm Fat But My Instructors Are Not (also known as The Biggest Loser) will probably say the same thing, but I've never been able to get into that show. There's something so defeated about the people in that show, as if they've hit rock bottom, and the only way to fix their life is with the cultural cure of reality TV, which will mostly leave them in an emotional wreck worse than what they began. How else to describe forever being known as, "That fat shit who failed the Biggest Loser." But perhaps I'm being unduly fair to the people who show up on it, and the vacuous, dim witted sort who were on Big Brother and Whatever Country You're In Idol. Some guy pulled his car out in traffic while I was driving home today. Without looking, in the wet and the raid, he pulled out on the freeway and I had a loud, spinning break inches from his car.

I can only hope he was one of those fat rejects from the Biggest Loser.

(crossposted)

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simplykathryn
May. 26th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
I find I get oddly caught up in sporting events that I really don't care about - I have to know who wins. Which is why I was up until 11.30 or so last night watching the stupid basketball.
benpeek
May. 27th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
lol.

that i don't suffer from.
cassiphone
May. 27th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
I llllllooooove MasterChef. I bore my friends silly with amusing anecdotes from the show.

My favourite story is still Gary taking his daughter to school and being surrounded by kids delightedly informing him that 'Mum lets me plate up'.
benpeek
May. 27th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
okay, okay--so tell me, why does everyone hate aaron? so far as i can see, he has cool beanies and cooks well enough.
cassiphone
May. 27th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
It must be for some reason we can't see. We've seen a couple of instances of why they don't like Joanne (backstabbing!) and obviously Jake is just cursed, though he hasn't mutilated himself lately... there must be some reason why Aaron isn't liked!

Personally I kind of like him as long as he's not joining the I Weep For Dead Grandmothers Club.

Last time people didn't start crying until the last few weeks - this lot have peaked way too soon with the waterworks.
benpeek
May. 27th, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
yeah, i know. i mean, with jake you can kinda see it--he's not a real good cook, and it's just luck he hasn't ended up in an elimination round yet. but aaron just seems to say, well, whatever. moving on.

i do agree with the dead granma thing. lol. i think i've seen that from a whole bunch of them.

also, i think clearly tonight we've realised fiona and jonathan were fucking. ha!

Edited at 2010-05-27 10:10 am (UTC)
cassiphone
May. 27th, 2010 10:13 am (UTC)
Ha, I'm watching on delay, will keep an eye out for that :D
benpeek
May. 27th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
it's so there.
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