Amanda Hocking

My New Idea for the Greatest TV Show Ever

March 28th, 2011 by
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Here’s what I hate about reality TV: I get attached to people, then they get voted off and I never see them again. I want to see them again, every week for a half-hour to an hour for the next 3-7 seasons, until they start to run out of interesting stories.

I still talk about much I miss James from Big Brother Season 9 and Flex from Daisy of Love 2 and Fabio from Top Chef Season 5 & Top Chef: All Stars. Eric is crazy obsessed with Big Brother, but I think he gets annoyed when the season is because of how much time I spend talking about how much James was than everybody else on the current season.

I’m thinking about this because I really enjoy that Mike fella on Dancing with the Stars. I find him very amusing, but since his dancing skills aren’t the greatest, I know it’s only (a probably short) matter of time before he’s gone, and I’ll relegate him to the long list of reality stars I miss.

There should be a show with just former reality stars living together. But like the Jersey Shore, where the same cast comes back every season.

So far, my dream cast would be James, Flex, Fabio, and Mike. I also love Raja on RuPaul’s Drag Race a ton, and I still miss Jordan from Big Brother & Amazing Race, and Jes from Rock of Love. And JWOW and Snooki from Jersey Shore (because that show has about one season left.) And Bridget from Girls Next Door.

Yep. You can put them all on an island where they have to live together and share rations of food. You can call it Reality Show Castoffs or something ridiculous like that. It’d fit in perfect on VH1. And I would watch it every week. I wouldn’t even wait to DVR it. I’d be too excited.

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  • Don’t you think that’s an unfair advantage, Mike? A spork has sharp points. These are zombies we’re talking about, their skin is awfully mushy to start with.

    I think we should give them a clothes hanger, 100 ft. of rope, a match and a “Tickle Me Elmo” doll.

    THAT’ll show you deserves to survive. MacGuyver isn’t doing anything these days, is he? 😉

    Nick
    One More Day

  • Mike Robbins says:

    I’d like to see them all on an island full of zombies and they’re armed with nothing more than a spork. Now that’s entertainment!

  • LOL, I like your idea, Amanda.

    Myself, I was thinking we should just remake “Friends” but with an all-penguin cast.

    Tell me that wouldn’t sell!

    😉

    Nick
    One More Day

  • Allison F says:

    Wow I was just discussing this same thing to my husband last week, I havent been able to watch Big Brother since BB9 because I missed that cast. And Daisy Of Love… what ever happened with her and London… he was my favorite of all time!

  • And then there’s American Idol…a weekly version of musical chairs, maybe one of the most stressful kid games ever.

  • K.D. Lum says:

    I definitely get attached too, whenever I watch a show from the beginning. Right now it’s Celebrity Apprentice, which has a slightly different dynamic than the regular reality TV show since we know we’ll see them again, but with Top Chef, I fully understand what you mean. (I miss Dale, Angelo, and Fabio, and will be crushed if Blaze doesn’t win, even though I do like Mike)…

    Just listed your blog as one I have to check on the regular in my new blog post:

    http://writtled.blogspot.com/2011/03/routine-blog-checking.html

  • Amanda, I just read about your movie deal. Alright! Way to go!

  • Eve says:

    I would like to see Rupert from Survivor again too! He was awesome!

  • Anonymous says:

    At the rate you’re going, I bet if you told someone in charge of VH1 television they would create this show for you! =) And I’d watch it! Its a really good idea!!!