Mini-Rumination: Bravo TV Does it Again

Bravo TV has found the formula for success in reality television:  develop a premise – any premise will do, it’s not the premise that really matters – find the most obnoxious people you can, insert the obnoxious people into the premise, and let the fireworks begin.  Ratings success.

The premise is irrelevant; even a monkey could develop the premise.  It appears that the monkey, in this case, is Bravo’s Andy Cohen.  How could he not be the guy in charge?  Who else would put someone like him on television?

And now, Bravo has done it again.  Cohen – or whomever else – has outdone himself this time:  the casts of Million Dollar Listing New York and Shahs of Sunset are replete with some of the most repulsive people ever to appear on television.  Some of these characters make Nene look like a class act; they make Joe Giudice seem like someone you’d like as your neighbor; they make that dweeb Brad from It’s a Brad Brad World seem like someone you’d like to babysit for your kids; they make Jeff Lewis seem like someone you wouldn’t want to bludgeon with a baseball bat; they make Jill Zarin seem like…like… a nice person.

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  • Scott  On April 24, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I guess it’s a blessing that I’ve never heard of any of the people you named above…I guess I’ll stay “Bravo-free” for the forseeable future.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On April 24, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Well, unless “West Wing” reruns return (from my lips to god’s ear), but that seems unlikely in light of Bravo’s firm and unshakeable commitment to schlock.

      • Scott  On April 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

        Hard to believe that I consider myself a political junkie but I’ve never seen a single episode of West Wing…

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