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Mini-Rumination: The Saga of Kendra and Truly Bad TV Continues

It’s bad enough that those masochists at E Television foisted Hugh Hefner and his concubines on viewers for three or four seasons.  And it’s bad enough that one of those concubines, Kendra Wilkinson (and before you go all high and mighty with The Curmudgeon over the use of the word “concubine,” just consider the facts:  they were paid salaries to reside and sleep with Hefner, they were given room and board, and they had to be in by a certain time at night so they would be available when the Viagra kicked in; if that’s not a concubine, The Curmudgeon doesn’t know what is), then had her own E series for several seasons.

But then Kendra – a woman of no discernible talent, no discernible intelligence, and no discernibly interesting qualities whatsoever save two rather large and ridiculous looking implanted breasts, which appear to have paved her way to all this fame – disappeared from the airwaves and life was good again.

But like a chronically cranky knee, or a case of malaria, she is back, courtesy of a sleazy cable network The Curmudgeon had never even heard of until he saw the ads for the new program Kendra on Top, on something called We TV.


It turns out that We makes E look like PBS.  It offers such nourishing fare as Amazing Wedding Cakes, Bridezillas, The Cupcake Girls, Girl Meets Gown, Joan & Melissa (and The Curmudgeon thought we were rid of Melissa forever after she made such a fool of herself on Celebrity Apprentice), In-Law Wedding Wars, Shannen Says (good lord, the return of Shannen Doherty!), Texas Multi Mamas, and Cyndi, which is described as taking “viewers on an all-access journey into the personal and professional life of one of pop culture’s most beloved and influential icons as she juggles her roles as rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, and philanthropist.”  In case you’re not familiar with any icons named Cyndi, the program is about singer Cyndi Lauper.

Oh, the absurdity of it all!