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I live in Seattle, am married, have two cats (one is a genius, the other insane), and am a mild-mannered copy editor by day. I love horseback riding, coffee, reading, TV, movies, music, playing (too much) World of Warcraft, and lying on the couch. This isn't a personal blog, but rather a place for me to vent about movies, TV shows, books, music, etc. Thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Need More Janice in Your Life?

Below is a review of a new show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, written by The Watcher. I might tune in--I find Janice annoying but amusing, which makes for the best reality TV (as opposed to just annoying, like Jade on the last cycle of ANTM). The show premiers tonight at 9:00 on Oxygen.


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Let’s face it, “Top Model” has been missing something since Dickinson took her ’tude away from the catwalk chronicle. In “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency,” in which she is setting up -- wait for it - a modeling agency, her full-on ranting-diva mode is proudly displayed, and, truth be told, is fairly entertaining if you’re into this sort of silly reality spectacle.

At least Dickinson isn’t above poking fun at herself; she’s shown getting horrifying-looking Botox injections and jokes about hiring three assistants, “one for each mood swing.”

Would any of the potential models she picks in the show’s first episode ever make it in the real world as catwalk strutters or as the faces in glossy magazine ads? It looks like a pretty remote possibility, but then “Top Model” has never been about crowning a supermodel -- it’s about cultivating a fantasy, a dream.

Working for Dickinson is probably more of a nightmare than a dream, but then, that probably makes for pretty darned enjoyable, if cheesy and loopy, reality TV.

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