Remember Adam Mesh, the "Average Joe" who viewers liked so much that he got his own season of the reality show? Well, I used to work with him. We weren't friends, per se, but I definitely recognized him as soon as I saw him and knew him by name.
Then there is my friend Linda T, who you should remember is up to be America's Next Scream Queen (remember to vote for #93). Not reality TV exactly, but definitely building on the genre.
Clearly, I have some connection to that "reality TV force" in the world. Some innate bond of which I'm clearly unaware, and seemingly oblivious. At least until this newest connection waved its flag in my face.
An old college friend of mine (we were in the dramatics society together) is currently on an even bigger reality show: The Apprentice. Dan is even someone with whom I've done a small amount of collaborating. I rewrote a short that he wrote, a few years back. Never made it into production, and for me it was kind of an exercise, in that it was the first time I had ever done any writing work in any kind of collaborative manner. And we've been in touch on and off since.
So now I'm blatantly aware of my obvious soul-connection to reality TV. It is clearly my
I don't watch much TV, so I'm not sure, but I don't think there is any chance for viewers to vote in The Apprentice. So I'll just ask those of you who do watch it to at least send some good vibes out, and root for Dan. And if any of you are prescient, let me know the next reality show I will have a connection to, so maybe I can adjust my wardrobe, or at least start watching it so I'm not clueless when it rolls around!
Tags: reality+TV, The+Apprentice