Monday, March 03, 2008
The Big Give
Did anybody watch this last night on ABC?? WOW. LOVED it. Finally, a reality show with a purpose and positive message!! I asked Tom if he could perhaps deviate from the Golf Channel to watch this show with me. He obliged but said he wasn't thrilled about another Oprah show. I told him to just give it a try and that the reviews for this show have been extremely positive and that you can't watch it with a dry eye. Tom informed me that there would be NO WAY he would shed a tear over this show.
He held his ground until...
The mother and her two twin toddlers sent their balloon messages to Daddy in heaven. Awwww f*ck. We both just lost it. Tom didn't even fight the tear that trickled down his cheek. He just let it go and said, "You got me."
We're both totally hooked on this show. We thought all the contestants were amazing except for two. The blond crazy haired chick, she was OBNOXIOUS and seems to be a bit of a time bomb. I have a feeling she's going to have some sort of mental explosion on this show. Just you wait. And then the other person was the lady in the wheelchair. I hate to identify her by the wheelchair but oh well, it's easier than describing her physical attributes and then saying and by the way she's the one sitting down all the time. She was way too bossy and didn't give her partner much chance for input and ideas. And I know a lot of this has to do with how the show's edited and the image the producers want to portray but from the snippets shown, she seemed controlling and combative and needs to back the hell down for the next challenge(s). Without even watching next week's episode my prediction (and hope) is that one of these two gets the boot.
For those who tend to think that this show is preying on the tragedies of helpless victims or highlighting the struggles of those less fortunate for ratings, I have to disagree. There is so much good that comes out of this show for people who need the "good" in their lives (just like Extreme Home Makeover). It's more about the message it sends to everyday people watching who can then apply this to their own lives and recognize that need in others. And it's not about karma-we shouldn't think about "what's in it for us" when it comes to helping others. Why not act on instinct? You see a need, react...without expecting anything in return (other than a happy heart.)
It's a simple concept. I hope one day this world figures it out.
Posted by Me at 7:57 AM