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Thursday, January 20, 2011

American Idol, It Sucks and It Sucks You In

So, you may not know this, but I'm kinda known as an American Idol blogger. OK, not really known, so much as I used to blog about it and one or two people read my posts.  Like, mostly people I know.

This year I had determined that I was neither blogging about nor watching AI. Just a simple little life long blood vow.  But this stupid show is like crack. It pulls you back in and makes you watch.  I had even gone back and read through some of my posts from previous years, just to remind myself how much I've grown to hate the show.

It wasn't enough.  Last night, at 8 pm, I found myself right where I never wanted to be. Looking at a newly formed panel of smiling judges. Or, I don't know, maybe they weren't smiling.  Looking at Steven Tyler creeps me out so I mostly kept my eye averted.

If I'm being honest (and, right, no one will say that this year, because Simon is gone!!), I was a bit preoccupied with setting up our new phones last night so I truly wasn't watching as much as I was allowing AI to be background noise.

But even so, I came away with a couple of thoughts that would make the show better as we go forward. That is,  if I even keep watching.

JLo needs to be less wimpy and Steven Tyler needs to be less creepy. Randy can go on being totally irrelevant, though, cause he does that so well.

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