THEY TELL US WE'RE NOT REAL ACTORS: Out of curiosity, is anyone watching Kill Reality? I watched part of the premiere last night (the first two episodes are being re-aired approximately every ten minutes, so it can be readily caught up with), and I have to say, it's got some potential in a waiting-for-the-inevitable-trainwreck sort of way.
The central conceit: Reality TV veterans (the crazier the better -- we've got Jonny Fairplay of the undead grandmother from Survivor, Stacie J of the magic 8 ball from the Apprentice, Trish the stalker from the Bachelor, and my all-time favorite insane wackjob, Toni Ferrari from Paradise Hotel and Love Cruise) have been cast in a horror movie written by Survivor's Rob Cesternino. Naturally, the entire cast has to live together during the filming of the flick, thereby proving that this is, in fact, reality TV.
It helps to have seen the reality shows that made the "actors" into recognized names -- and if you haven't, this is not the show for you. I'm not a Real World person, so this Steven Hill guy (why does everyone call him Steven Hill instead of just Steven?) as well as Tonya Cooley and Trishelle Cannatella are unknown quantities to me. But you've got your Ethan Zohn, your Reichen Lehmkuhl, your Jennas Lewis and Morasca, your Bob Guiney -- fun stuff.
For anyone who watched Paradise Hotel -- by far the guiltiest pleasure of a TV show I have ever gotten myself hooked on -- seeing Toni Ferrari try to restrain her inner (and outer) drama queen when she finds out that she's got seven lines is priceless. Reichen's got himself some hot love scenes with Tonya, which ought to prove interesting. And hey, did I mention Jonny Fairplay?