Thursday, October 1, 2009

King of the Crown and Toddlers & Tiaras.

TLC loves pageants. Because of this, a new show began this week: King of the Crown. It's about a pageant coach who helps is young adult beauty queens try to win at pageants. I kind of liked it. Watching Kaleigh try to lose weight inspired me to put down the potato chips and pick up the weights. (I mean this literally - I threw the potato chip crumbs in the garbage and picked up my seven pound weights as I finished watching the show.) The part I found really interesting was watching Lauren Caitlin Upton overcome her Miss USA fiasco and win the pageant on the show. I'm glad she did the show - it was a way to get the redemption she probably desperately wanted. I gave her props for getting back onstage. However, this was also another way to get back in the spotlight? Is she after a career in show business now?

Toddlers & Tiaras this week was alright, although the names were pretty bad. (Not as bad as Sparkal Queenz, but still.) Anyway, we have a Mckenzie, a Bayleigh and a Kragen. Yes, Kragen. KRAGEN. Doesn't that sound like some kind of dinosaur? Sort of? Seriously, I'll feel terrible if it's some kind of family name, but realistically, Kragen? Anyway, the problem I have with Bayleigh and Mckenzie is the issue of spelling. I mean, Bayleigh's okay, but what's wrong with Bailey? And Mckenzie? It's missing a vowel!

Both episodes talked about butt glue - I did find that amusing.