I love this show and I don’t know why. I hate “reality” TV. I never liked any of the bands they have had on. I actively hated most of the bands they have had on. The only band I had seen live was Vixen and that was because they were opening for 5 other bands. I don’t own any record by any of the bands on the show. Hell some of the bands I didn’t even remember.
And yet, I can’t keep away. I have to watch every minute. I love this show. Anyone else?
I couldn’t disagree with you more. I think the host makes the show. He seems out of his depth because unlike most reality TV this one is totally unscripted. He has no idea what is going to happen when they do the ambush. Did you see last nights backstage episode? Seaching from construction site to construction site, being trapped inside Billy Idol’s compound and a goddamn bannana suit! Priceless.
Mesmerized? No, but I’ve seen several episodes and they’ve all been very entertaining. ESPECIALLY the one that failed completely- the New Kids on the Block reunion attempt. I never liked NKOTB when they were popular, but it was sort of fun to hear them talk about the old days as adults. And I was rather pleased to see most of them say “No.”
My one quible with the show is that it dwells almost exlusively on 80’s groups, and one-hit wonders, at that. I’d like to see them aim a LITTLE higher, or at least broaden the pool of possible reunions. Perhaps some of the people I’m about to suggest are dead, or no longer playing music. Still, why not try to reunite, oh…
Greg Lake, Robert Fripp, Michael Giles and Ian McDonald, to play “21st Century Schizoid Man” and “In the Court of the Crimson King” one more time (it might be great, it might be bloody awful, but it would be fun!).
Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Mickey Waller and Nicky Hopkins, to play some of the old bluesy numbers from “Truth” and “Beck-Ola.”
I grant you, such shows might lack some of the charm of the current version of the show. It’s not as if Greg Lake and Jeff Beck have been working at McDonald’s for the past 20 years, just dying for a chance to re-form their old bands. Nobody’s wondering “What ever became of Robert Fripp and Rod Stewart?” Still, if you’re going to be nostalgic, you may as well dream BIG!
I love it. I think part of the charm for me is seeing this one living in a French chateau with a passel of kids and this on playing (back-up) guitar in a lounge act.
I also like the often honest discussion of why the band imploded.
But talk about cheesy: I will cop to liking the “Cold Case” like ending when they are playing their main (often one hit) song and flashing back to the way they were then-to now