I posted this a while back in my journal, but seeing a commercial for the show prompted me to post here as well.
A few week ago my Aunt & Uncle came over to check out my new apartment. While they were here they told me some news about my cousin and his SO. They’re going to be on a Reality show. When my Uncle said that I think I actually let out a little scream of horror.
He was quick to explain that it’s a “good” reality show (the quotes are mine) and went on to explain the premise. There’s this complex of unfinished condos in Malibu and they are having eight couples move in and finish them. They have some budget (~50K, IIRC) and will be completely sequestered (no outside contact) while they do so. At the end all the condos will go on the market and the one that sells for the highest price is the winner and the couple that did the winning condo gets to keep the proceeds from the sale of the other condos.
He said there would be challenges along the way and couples could be dismissed. And that if a couple is dismissed early, they could send them on an all expense paid vacation to like Barbados or something to keep them sequestered until the show is in the can and ready to air.
They are in LA now, and will be gone for six weeks. They may be back now, actually. The show debuts on August 30th.
The crisis of faith comes in because I have never watched a reality show and never ever wanted to, and in fact I slam them every chance I get. But I also feel I should show support for my cousins (family obligations and all that) by watching and even getting others to watch. But that would make me part of the problem! It would be bad enough to watch myself, but actually urging someone else to compromise themselves??! The Horror!!! :smack:
Yes, the entry is at least partly tongue-in-cheek. Everyone please watch The Complex: Malibu and root for my cousins - Brad and Lew - to take it all!!!