I was driving home from work last night in snaggled traffic and listening to the radio, where I heard the truly jaw-dropping news that camera-loving, outsted ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Whaaa? Can television sink no lower than feeding the narcissistic frenzy of a man accused of multiple federal corruption charges, including selling a senate seat?
(I actually saw an article lately for a Second City play that’s beginning which sounded a lot more interesting than Donald and Rod both vyeing for hair-screen space on the tube. It’s called Rod Blagojevich/Superstar and here’s a brief description:
Actor Joey Bland ably invests the title figure with the right irrepressible energy and bizarre sense of self, and he’s helped aplenty by the signature super-swoopy helmet of hair. While his Blago reminds the audience with comic frequency that he’s a “scrapper,” the chorus right upfront sets the stage for the overall characterization: “Rod Blagojevich Superstar/Are you as nuts as we think you are?/How is it you don’t get the gist/You’re a delusional narcissist.”)
So anyway, on the radio last night they began discussing what shows on television have to go? and so I’m posing that question here today. In your opinion, what show on television absolutely must go?
I think I’ve given a pretty strong hint as to my opinion, but I could name a few others…