I’m going to depart from my “normal” topics and address an issue that has been and continues to astonish me. A new program has just completed a trio of offenses to my senses and sensibilities. That would be “Harry Loves Lisa.”
Unfortunately, this trio of programs mostly defines the fact television has long run out of valuable offerings.
With “Harry Loves Lisa,” we are presented with two Hollywood people whose claim to fame is what? They have managed to stay married in the movie star environment for 13 years. Well if that doesn’t deserve a television show, I don’t know what does. I’ve been married over 37 years; I guess I deserve a multi-year contract. Oh, that’s right, I don’t live in California. What amazes me is that Hamlin has been married two other times and has a child by “partner” Ursula Andress. Lisa Rinna posed twice in Playboy, once while six-months pregnant. Isn’t that sort of Hollywood?
“She’s Got the Look” is about women over age 35 competing to see who looks better.
“Hot in Cleveland” is about four women in Cleveland and their love and life antics.
Alright, why waste my time writing and your time reading an article about these three shows? Well, it is because it is like someone smacked me in the face; I can’t come to grips with these offerings.
First, I have never seen shows promoted like these three shows have been promoted. Every commercial break finds not laundry soap or dog food advertised but these shows.
The next thing is these people are being pawned off as attractive, sexy and hot. Harry Hamlin is three years younger than me. I am 61. Lisa Rinna is 47 and has distorted lips which have begun to deteriorate from a 25-year-old surgery. By the way, a lip operation is an issue in the program; can you wait? Yet it is exactly what people love. Tuning in to see her new lips set records, I understand from their website.
“She’s Got the Look” would be an interesting show if they helped women age 35 and older prove beauty increases with age (which I believe it does), but that is not what they do. The commercials show that they put these women through the most embarrassing and awkward situations possible both physically and emotionally by people who just are plain weird.
Finally, “Hot in Cleveland” stars Valerie Bertanelli, Jane Leaves, Betty White and Wendie Malick. The youngest person is Leaves at about 49, and the oldest is White at about 88 years old.
I watched an episode of this “sit-com” and was never so bored by characters in my life; the dialogue was so predictable it wasn’t funny. “Hot in Cleveland” should be titled “Not Hot in Cleveland,” or “Minds Rot in Cleveland.” If you are unfamiliar with the program, go to the site and read the bios.
How is it program developers can get by throwing this trash at us?
We must wake up.