Sunday, August 8, 2010

TLC Rant


I am sorry I know I mentioned it briefly on Facebook but the train wreck on TLC that is DC Cupcakes, while true, like a car wreck you just have to watch, it is still a WRECK!! It is SO obviously scripted first off! I mean PLEASE, like you couldn't tell the guy was going to be horrible at icing the cupcakes, so that the last girl was going to HAVE to be the one who was good at icing cupcakes, etc, etc!! Even the way they talk sometimes, it's like, is the camera guy holding cue cards so you have a general idea of what you are supposed to do next?! Because we ALL knew the lady was gonna be pissed off when you chose the lighter color in her swatch, so you had to do them all over again! OY!

And then how annoying Sophie especially is, aghhhhhh!!! She has two annoying sides! The sickeningly annoying chipper and peppy side, and then when you cross her, there is the evil angry as a devil side! Katherine is slightly toned down compared to her sister anyway, but she will jump on that peppy bandwagon too, and it's like, STOP, real people don't act like that!!

REAL reality cooking shows that are entertaining and about baking are Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss. They have large orders each week for specialty cakes or orders, and the cameras follow them around, as they have fun, fights, fires, etc. REAL unplanned fires. Not have the lady walk away to chat on her phone so the ganache catches on fire which was SO obvious. UGH! Duff really has decorators who have the walls crumble down on them. Buddy really has idiot cousins burn the cakes so they have to start all over again, it isn't all preplanned NONSENSE! I enjoy the spontaneity of it, the REALNESS of it. It's like the cooking competitions, seeing disasters happen is part of real life, so seeing how Duff or Buddy and their teams deal with those disasters is part of the entertainment.

But Katherine and Sophie's "so-called near disasters" that never quite happen gosh gee willikers thank our lucky stars, is just so not working. It leaves a nasty taste in your mouth. Everything ALWAYS works out! They even happen to just have a artist friend at home who can run right over and help them build a wire dog...it felt like Peewee's Playhouse!!! Seriously it was like who is our guest for this week? What are we going to learn to make this week? So stupid! Really if you have watched it, they have a "guest" every week, besides maybe a special guest artist! The firefighters, the roller derby girls, the Greeks, the Dog People, etc. Instead of the mailman showing up at Peewee's door, it is a different charity showing up at Katherine and Sophie's Bakery "Lab" door every week. *gags*

Whereas the other guys have multiple clients they are delivering to so it doesn't feel like a children's show! I love me some Duff♥ and Buddy. Duff most of all, I would die to get to spend time at Charm City Cakes, their cakes are ART.

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Sheri said...

I haven't watched that one, sounds like I'm glad I stayed away from it. :)

Kristina P. said...

Cake Boss is very staged too. I often find myself rolling my eyes at the "mishaps" that seem to happen.

Toriz said...

This is why I don't watch "reality" TV shows. Because most of them aren't actually reality.

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