Tonight is gonna be a good night. The Walking Dead returns after a stupid break in the middle of the season!
I've mentioned before my love of The Walking Dead, a show about zombies, something that I've never been a fan of before. But the reason I love it is because its about so much more than zombies. It's about survivors. It's about good vs evil. And the zombies aren't the evil ones.
The zombie apocalypse is really just an excuse to explore universal themes of human nature and existence and I love it, I really do. Even if you're not a fan of 'zombies' you should really give this show a look in.
In a total contrast to The Walking Dead, I've also been watching the cooking shows currently on, My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef Professionals. I've never watched My Kitchen Rules before. I've watched Masterchef since the beginning and the only one's I've missed are the kid one and the celebrity one.
I'm not afraid to admit that I don't like cooking. I'm not a natural in the kitchen and I avoid cooking at all costs. So it's kinda bizarre that I love watching cooking shows so much, as the two I've mentioned are not the only ones I watch!
My Kitchen Rules doesn't really seem like a cooking show to me. The cooking is kind of a secondary element to a lot of bitching and scheming and I kinda like it. It's way more about the personalities with a bit of food thrown in and I do find that interesting.
The two Indian chicks got a lot of shit but they made it interesting and it really was a piece of genius casting on behalf of channel 7.
Masterchef really should be renamed Who Cries, Wins because it seems that even the professionals need to have some kind of sob story or hardship as a prerequisite to making it on the show.
Thank God for IQ is all I can say, when it comes to watching these shows. I don't watch much 'live' anymore, I will even do some housework while a show starts so I can come to it half an hour after its started so I can fast forward not just the ads but the tears and endless bloody re-caps.
What is it with these shows and giving me a re-cap of everything I've just watched!?!? Drives me nuts!
I don't watch a lot of reality tv, and the stuff I do watch is more comp-based, MKR & MC, Survivor, or shows like One Born Every Minute. Man I love that show. There was an American version of the English show and it was terrible. Where you really got the feeling that the British midwives were passionate about their jobs, saw it as a calling, and were very realistic about birth and that it was first and foremost a natural thing that required 'medicalising' only when necessary, the US version portrayed birth as something that needed to be medically managed and that wasn't a natural thing. I don't want to get in to my philosophies on birth, that's for another post, but I much preferred the British One Born Every Minute hands down.
I'm not in to the celebrity reality shows, can't stand the Kardashians and the Housewives and that lot, but I can certainly understand be appeal of watching trashy tv as a way to just switch off for a bit. That's why I watch MKR and MC.
So anyway, have I mentioned that I can't wait for The Walking Dead tonight? Are there any shows you've been waiting patiently to come back after the 'non-ratings period'? Are you a fan of 'reality' TV? My sisters tell me I should watch Revenge but it strikes me as one of those shows I should just wait for on DVD. I wish Offspring would hurry up and come back, I need a Patrick fix!
Linking up as always on a Tuesday with the awesome Essentially Jess for IBOT!
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