Friday, July 28, 2006

The One Goes Buh-bye

Wow. That didn't take long, did it?

ABC's American Idol wannabe, The One with Canadian host George Stroumboulopoulos, has been cancelled after two weeks.

We hardly knew ye.

Anybody watch this crap? It was brutal and suffered from incredibly poor timing. Apparently America's Got Talent is doing well, but it's hard to believe that there's much more room for these talent "reality" competitions.

The One was supposed to be American Idol+, because we'd get to see the stars in the making, backstage, in the rehearsal studios, etc. But they didn't count on one thing: the show was terrible. I watched about 3 minutes of this thing and could tell right off the bat it was in trouble. George seemed to be holding his own, but the judges were sad and the look of the show was abysmal. Honestly, it looked like a CBC studio production (which the show was slated to be down the road - no word yet on whether or not that'll still happen, but given this terrible press, I somehow doubt it).

The beginning of the end for "reality" competitions? We can only hope...

1 comment:

Diane said...

i'm glad i didn't waste my time watching it. I knew this thing was a pile of crap from the day they announced it (and I'm sure lots of other people though so, too). I'm so glad to see it go.