American Idol - Love or Hate

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  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    I'm watching it now - Nashville tonight - I think it's great and I've always liked j lo, (Jennifer Lopez)

    My wife thinks that's it terrible in a big way

    what do you guys think?
     
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  2. pdh

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    Jan 2, 2011
    I think you're wife's bang on the money with this one, Bill ...
     
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  3. deirdre

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    I can't stand reality shows. The third season of Project Runway made me so disgusted with television that I stopped watching for an entire year.
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    just finished - comment from my wife "I'm glad that's off"

    Austen Texas next - it's just a "laugh a minute" - can't wait
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Listen to your wife. I though the French had enough good taste not import stuff like that!

    -Ray
     
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  6. Grant

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    Ray the French have a passion for Jerry Lewis, so enough said!
     
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  7. AzPete

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    It went downhill when Simon left.
     
  8. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Simon's a p1llock - I prefer to look at j lo
     
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  9. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
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    I love it! Really like the judges this time.
     
  10. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Perhaps your wife senses your interest in j.lo? :D

    My wife has watched the show for years, and I'll sit next to her when it's on (usually with my laptop in hand). All last show, though, Simon's voice kept ringing in my ears "it's all just karaoke, like on a cruise ship or something." The new judges are too soft.
     
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  11. Ray Sachs

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    Good point. But they also chose Carla Bruni as first lady, who I'll personally take over J-Lo most any day. And if there's some good wine and cheese nearby, so much the better!

    :cool::biggrin::smile:

    -Ray
     
  12. BBW

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    I guess it's time for me to weigh in. The first year - second season, I think, we watched it with our daughter..and I did get a kick out of it. After that, I really did not look again. Call me a culture snob.:biggrin: I'm a Masterpiece Theatre (with its different ramifications from mysteries to classics to current) fan. That's what PBS television here in America gets mostly from England's BBC.:wink:
     
  13. Grant

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    I thought it was Nicolas Sarkozy that chose Carla Bruni.
     
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  14. BBW

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    There's something about this thread that always makes me laugh out loud.:biggrin:
     
  15. Ray Sachs

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    Yes, he chose her probably in part because he knew the French people WOULD choose her so it helped his election chances. And then THEY chose her. As I would have!

    Viva La France, Tour de France, Pepe LePieu, etc, etc, etc!

    -Ray
     
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    My wife and I are both enjoying it so far. Nice to have some mix up from the same old judges, and we think both J Lo and Steven Tyler are good. I don't think any of them are as good as Simon at differentiating between good and great performances, but they're off to a good start all the same.
     
  17. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    i just see it as "american" entertainment - the "bad singers" are just very amusing - the good ones are never "good" and the judges are just "actors"

    It only serious aspect of the show is making money for the organisers and judges
     
  18. Djarum

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    I normally don't start watching until they get down to the final 16. I don't care for it now that Simon is off. I enjoyed him on the show. I watched an episode last week and though it was boring.
     
  19. rpclark

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    I watch very little TV, usually something my wife (a junky) has "taped":biggrin: Even then sometimes there are so many commercials that it's even irritating to watch her fast-forward through them. The only Idol i've seen was the one where the chubby lady from England wowed the world singing. And that was on YouTube.
     
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  20. Brian

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    I've never watched it.

    A quality television show can be judged by the number of Spaceships exploding during the season.
     
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