Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual...Such a Snooze

I caught some episodes of Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual on WeTV today. I hate to say it, but I found the show to be a total snoozefest. Cyndi Lauper's great - her songs have defined more than one generation - but giving her a reality show probably isn't the way to revive her career.

The show is filled with Cyndi speaking in her typical baby talk...a lot. And Cyndi doing the dishes. And Cyndi telling us that her son, as a little kid, gave her permission to be out of the home most of the time to further her career and now clearly regretting it.These are hardly riveting and exciting events.

Aside from that stuff, the show is filled with 'planted' scenes, like the one where Cyndi has lunch with Kathy Griffin, and Kathy makes jokes about hoping to never see Cyndi's son on Teen Mom. Then, when the pair gets Cyndi's son Declan on the phone, Kathy cracks jokes to him about dating Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom. It reeked of producers saying, "Hey Kathy, this show is boring! Try to do something funny!"

I must admit - the show was entertaining in one way - seeing the difference between Cyndi Lauper in makeup and Cyndi Lauper without makeup. That's a dramatic transformation!

My verdict: skip this show. What looks better? Fix My Family, a new show on WeTV in which, well, families are fixed. I think this show looks pretty real, and I'd be interested to watch it. Hopefully it'll be better than Lifetime's Teen Trouble, which would probably be good except for the terrible dramatic editing.

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