I believe that we are living in a Golden Age of television. Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos raised the bar of what a dramatic television series could and should strive to be. Comedy shows like 30 Rock and Community are as funny and unique as anything that has ever been broadcast on a major network. I am excited for David Simon’s Treme and Louis C.K.’s Louie. There are wonderful things going on, and you do not have to try too hard to find them. But you do have to try. Because HOLY CRAP is there a lot of bad television out there. And today we are reminded that this will continue to be the case. Bravo has announced a new show called Top Art (basically):
“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” assembles fourteen of the art worlds most talented, up-and-coming artists in New York where they will compete for a solo show at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000.
In each episode, contestants are faced with the challenge of creating unique pieces in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, collage and industrial design. Whether they are using a trash heap as their canvas or creating original cover art for a classic novel, the weekly assignments challenge the artists’ to push the limits of their technical skills and creative boundaries.
Hahaha. Whether they are using a trash heap as their canvas, or a trash heap as their paint brush, or even a trash heap as their paint, one thing is for sure: this show will definitely be total garbage. Art is already ridiculous enough as it is when there are NO RULES and clowns are allowed to DO WHATEVER THEY WANT. The important thing is that this show is just definitely going to have a lot of respect for creativity and culture and is not going to be an extended commercial for the Dodge Stratus the winner will receive.
And speaking of respect, creativity, and culture, KATE GOSSELIN IS GETTING A NEW SHOW:
From the Hollywood Reporter:
It’s called “Twist of Kate.” Unable to legally show Gosselin parenting her own kids as originally planned, the network is announcing a new series at its upfront presentation in New York today where Gosselin travels the country to watch … other people parenting. And working too!
From the network: “In each episode, she’ll walk a mile in someone else’s shoes — meeting real families in the middle of their own extraordinary challenges. She’ll try out their jobs…see how their home life runs… see what they’re up against… and find out what they do to let off steam. Each family will have some unique circumstance that is a story in itself. As Kate gets to know them she’ll roll up her sleeves and see what she can do to help.”
I know a way she can help!
What a pair of awful new TV shows! This guy knows what I’m talking about:
Awww. He barfed!