Tuesday, January 30, 2007

GREASE:You're The One That I Want

Is anyone else hooked by this new NBC Sunday reality show? I was going to watch American Idol this year, but since there has been so much press on how nasty teh judges are being I have decided instead to devote my MUSIC REALITY time to Grease. It's pretty addictive! I am also going to be loving TOP DESIGN, which starts tomorrow night on Bravo. And coming up I will be giving RULES OF ENGAGEMENT a tryout on CBS, THE DRESDEN FILES on Sci-Fi, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM on Comedy Central and EXTRAS on HBO.


Blogger KingRoper said...

Though I admit a weakness for cheesy reality shows (is that redundant?), GREASE is the bottom of the barrel. The inane hosts, the judges who can't form sentences (K Marshall looks embarrassed to be there - she should be), and the 'singers'... well, I'd say there are maybe 2 boys and a couple girls who could do this.

What they never mention is that they're not going to be doing Grease ONCE, but 8 times a week for months... and I don't think any of them could handle that. (The one they call 'Hot Danny' is better suited for the chorus of Mamma Mia). Plus, they keep repeating that Sandy needs to be a hot, slutty chick... have they not read the script? Sandy is a sweet, innocent girl until the last 5 minutes of the show!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Sean Storm said...

Thanks for your input kingroper, but the point i was making was that GREASE offers, yes, a cheesy, but also light-hearted alternative to the mean-spirited cheese coming from Fox's American Idol.

But I am biased toward GREASE because I geek over musicals.

In any event, I DO appreciate your comments - even though I am not in agreement with what you are saying.

7:14 AM  
Blogger KingRoper said...

I geek over musicals, too... (been working on Bway 10 years), and that's why this show annoys us all so much.

I find it much meaner than AI - and so badly edited and produced that it's taken any fun out of watching it. I stand by my opinion of the judges... did you realize that Jim Jacobs CO-WROTE the show with Warren Casey (deceased), but he has never been mentioned on the show. And he had nothing to do with the movie songs (Grease/You're the One.../Hopelessly Devoted../Sandy) that all the contestants are singing!

I am glad you're back onsite... should have said that yesterday!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Sean Storm said...

I owe kingroper a HUGE apology. LOL. My support for GREASE: YOURE THE ONE THAT I WANT was based SOLELY on the two audition episodes. Last night I watched the first LIVE SINGING show and I have to say I stopped watching after 30 minutes. I was bored to tears. I also felt like the performers were hamming and preening way too much. Now I kind of get a little nauseated just thinking about having to watch it again. Which I DONT HAVE TO, so I have decided that I won't.

I'm the last person to ever conform (I guess that's part of why I decided to do bareback movies when every else in the condom industry was telling me NOT to). But I gotta say, kingroper, that you were right about the LIVE PERFORMANCE shows. It's not the one that I wan't either.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Mikey said...

I stoppped watching after the first live show!! It SUCKED!! and not in a good way. I was so disappointed! I had great expectations for it and then it BOMBED!!!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Sean Storm said...

Agreed, Mikey! My expectations were HUGE for GREASE. I may have even been in denial during the Audtion shows that the series was better than it really was. But after seeing the LIVE show, I came to the realization that GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT was going to be another APPRENTICE instead of a PROJECT RUNWAY.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Hollywood Deepthroat said...

Ugh, "reality" TV any more is just rip-offs of shows that already exist. How many different versions of A.I. can they crank out? Rockstar, America: You've Got Talent, Country Superstar, You're the One that I Want....

I hate the way they drag everything out... between the deluge of advertising and all the needless "fluff" they pad all those extra episodes with, it seems like such a waste of time to invest in watching American Idol.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Sean Storm said...

I agree with you hollywood deepthroat.

BTW, you have one of the MOST AWESOME user names I've seen in a long time, Hollywood Deepthroat. I'd say it's LEGENDARY! (And yes, 'most awesome' and 'legendary' are both words that Barney uses a lot on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, you HIMYM fans).

10:50 AM  
Blogger Hollywood Deepthroat said...

Glad you like my user name.

I love your blog and your video work. Yum!

11:57 AM  
Blogger DannyBoygrr said...

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12:40 PM  

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