Iggie is the nickname for the *Ignatius J. Reilly “What Degenerate Produced this Abortion Award?”*™
Has anybody seen Bravo’s newest contribution to the Black-Hole-of-Calcutta overcroweded world of Reality TV, Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis? Damn what a trainwreck.
For those who aren’t familiar, Jeff Lewis is a gay real estate developer who earns millions from buying and restoring and reselling houses. He has OCD and AADD which he somehow seems to think excuses him from being a class A asshole as well. He has invested the fortune earned from real estate sales into a “team Jeff Lewis” he continually micromanages and verbally abuses (there is no way he pays enough to make it worth putting up with him), really obvious collagen injections into his upper lips, and a small army of psychics and spiritual healers that Helen Keller could see through. Apparently Bravo/NBC decided a reality show on home renovation would be too boring so they need to concentrate on one of the least likeable and most easily hittable (one of those “If I hit him would it still be gaybashing?” people) horse’s asses in recent memory perhaps thinking they could tap into the “Monk/Aviator/Good as it Gets OCD as plot device” minus the plot and the ultimate likability of the sufferer, and the well established “Gays are intrinsically interesting” market.
Anyway, one of the worst shows I’ve seen in a while and not one I intend to catch again intentionally. But, memorable the 30 minutes or so I did see, so I suppose that’s a success. Did anybody else see it?