October 29, 2007
Hate or love it, reality television is here and here to stay. This weeks The Stack Up features two excellent examples of wonderfully vapid television; A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila and I love New York 2.
Tila Tequila (also known as Tila Nguyen) gained notoriety as the queen of myspace after obtaining an unheard of amount of “friends” (we’re talking 2,130,694 as of today) and changing the landscape of the budding social networking site forever. Tila continued to gain notoriety after posing for Playboy, Maxim and Penthouse among other magazines in little to no clothing. So how does she get her own show? We’ll she’s hot, exotic, a total attention whore and get this a bi-sexual “seeking love”. Perfect MTV material and perfect reality television. 16 straight men and 16 lesbian women are set to compete against each other for Tila’s “love”. The show is a new hat on an old concept (ala Big Brother and Survivor) but is surprisingly entertaining. I guess it boils down to a classic battle of the sexes. Who will win? One of the frat-boy’ or one of the lipstick lesbians? Man or woman?
Recommendation: Watch with your buddies while having some beers. Tila’s hot, so are the lesbians and the guys are idiots, what’s not to love?
I never saw I love New York 1, but if it’s anywhere as surreal and weird and its second season, then it’s no wonder why it was picked up again by VH1. Tiffany Pollard‘s claim to fame came from her appearances on Flavor Flav’s, Flavor of Love reality series. Her name New York was given to her by Flavor Flav and now is utilized as her stage name. Funny enough though, as “New York” she was rejected not once but twice after being brought back for the second season of Flavor of Love. Somehow this equates to her being given her very own television reality series and now a second season as well. The show is a freak show of characters including a seemingly mentally challenge guy (It, is his surname and drugs appear to be his mental problem i.e. permifried), a midget (Midget Mac) and a rich white jerk (Tailor Made) among others. New York spend the majority of the showing prancing around in shirt’s three times too small for her obscenely large fake boobs (they literally spill over) and putting on a pitiful air of sophistication while revealing herself to being rather loose and freakish during the one on one time with her 20 potential suitor’s. I suppose it’s like Ludacris’ line in the 2003 smash-hit song Yeah!
Lets drank you the one to please, Ludacris fill cups like double D’s.
Me and Ursh once more and we leave ’em dead, we want a lady in the street but a freak in the bed to say (chorus) Yeah!
I Love New York 2 is a reality show that’s so amped up it’s almost a parody of the genre.
Recommendation: Watch alone while drunk. If you’re watching this show sober and relate to the characters and social interactions then you may be working the tilt-a-whirl at the local county fair before long. And if you are, can I get a free ride?