March 15, 2005

Reality is Goofy

Sure, The Amazing Race and American Idol are on tonight, but are you really going to miss The Starlet tonight to catch them? Surely, we're dying to see the plight of young hopefuls whose ultimate dream is to garner a bit role on a WB series. The male counterpart, Mr. Romantic straddles beefcake and camp to select the next Fabio.

It's goofy time in reality TV, where contestants no longer seem to even care much whether they win or not.

More goofy stuff? I cannot lie. I'm fond of Lie Detector, on PAX-TV, featuring a hysterical Rolonda Watts, desperately trying to pad five minutes of content into an hour.

Three more shows worth checking out tonight:

A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary, on Cinemax at 7:30 P.M., is the story of one Shih Tzu, Chelsea, as told by Chelsea, herself. The cinematographer? Chelsea.

Project Greenlight moves from HBO to Bravo. No more sleepy coming-of-age flicks this time. Be very afraid -- Wes Craven is on board. 9:00 P.M. on Bravo.

I'm not a big fan of country music, but Nashville Star consistently beats American Idol in sheer quality of music and likability of contestants, if not in production values or cultural impact. Nashville Star isn't goofy enough to compete with any of the other shows mentioned above. The new host and judges are not necessarily an upgrade, but it's worth checking out. 10 P.M. on USA Network.