Our Bachelorette-watching evenings filled with drinks and one-line zingers* have proven too delightful to give up even though Ed and Jillian are piggybacking off into the sunset. The plan is to continue our reality TV mind candy consumption this fall with a new show and then to live blog about it. But whatever shall we choose? I applied my finely-honed research skills to uncover a few of our best options:
Project Runway: Season 6
My love for Tim Gunn rivals that for our bearded, scruffy, absent-minded, AARP-aged advisers. Combine that with creative people being pushed to their limits and a host that doesn't annoy the bejeezus out of me and I think we have a winner. And it's on Thursdays. Done.
The Amazing Race
It's on Sundays and would totally work... this is probably the only reality TV show I would actually try out for. Maybe Team Underwater Boner can sign up for the next casting call.
Arranged Marriage (previews mid-season)
So, apparently, three single people let their family and friends arrange a marriage for them and this reality show follows them around from the day they meet to after they are married. I'm fairly certain our group of friends does not want to encourage the idea that arranged marriages are the way to go (I'm looking at you, crazy future mother-in-law from a country famed for such unions), but it may be perfect for our love/hate reality TV relationship.
The Police Women Project
According to TLC's website, The Police Women Project is a new Cops-like reality series that will follow five women working in the Broward County Florida Sheriff's Office as they respond to 911 calls, bust gangsters, serve warrants, go on car chases and participate in undercover sting operations. I'm pretty sure that "busting gangsters" sounds amazing, though my affection for the likes of Reno 911! means that I may be a particularly snarky viewer.
The Real Housewives of New York: Season 3
It's not the RHof New Jersey. No buppies or thinly veiled Mafia-style death threats. How fun can that be?
Toddlers & Tiaras: Season 2
This just seems wrong to make fun of toddlers. But they're wearing extensions. And more makeup then I would ever know what to do with.
Cast your votes, ladies. Let's do this.
*The title of this blog, in fact, comes from one of us noting and then riffing on the noticeable underwater boner filmed during a swimming scene in the Bachelorette. There are some things that reality TV just does not need to show us. I'm willing to suggest that underwater boners are one of them.