Dear god, it has begun. Again. I’m still trying to swear off the show. Again. Unfortunately, Lisa wants to watch some of it. Actually, the first bit I caught was simply because I was stuck behind my laptop when the premiere episode started. But after they spent 10 minutes talking up the first contestant and her love for Jewel only to humiliate her immediately, I was ready to throw a rock at the TV to make it stop.
Tonight I decided to be a good husband and let Lisa watch some to satisfy her curiosity. And it confirmed that the show is going downhill REAL FREAKIN’ FAST. I once admitted my admiration of Simon Cowell, but somewhere along the way he either snapped or (more likely) was told by TV execs that he wasn’t being enough of an asshole. Now he just tries to insult people outright without even listening to their abilities. It’s truly pathetic.
One guy from Venezuela came on and had a very good voice, and was told by Simon, “Absolutely not.” He was better than the majority of the finalists from the last few years, but Simon is far more concerned with his own image than the talent in front of him. The fact that he criticized the one Indian girl as not being unique when he supported Carrie Underwood so much emphasizes the hypocrisy.
Ugh, I’m totally rambling, as the show is even negatively effecting my own ability to write. If Lisa insists on watching anymore of this, you can bet I’ll be in the office for it.