TV Shows To Think About: Too Cute; House Hunters; Abby Lee Miller

by on December 20, 2012

in Entertainment

Disclaimer: I said think about… because I was. Not recommended in some cases! But I do talk about Dance Moms, Too Cute and House Hunters. So come on by and stay a bit!

Over the last few weeks of this holiday season on TV, I’ve been scouring the airwaves and finding shows I don’t normally tune into to watch. My regular stuff is on hiatus and so I’m left with these “mid-season” breaks. But I have found some interesting and some train wreck shows. (No, I will never watch Honey Boo Boo. It sort of disgusts me and reeks of cash grabbing irresponsibility.)

Dance Moms from Lifetime networkI did come across a few dance shows with Abby Lee Miller as either the dance teacher or the competition judge.

I have to say, I have a hard time believing that mothers would willingly act like that around their own kids. Sure, it’s “soccer mom” adrenaline, but seriously, if these women truly act like this around their kids, demonstrating this kind of behavior, well, I don’t know what to do about that. They seem unfit as they go off on the weirdest things. I mean, one of them threatened a lawsuit on the others for talking about her soon-to-be new husband.

If this is what they truly are teaching their kids, wow!

But I just keep reminding myself, it’s “reality TV” and it’s rarely real.

On the other hand, I found a show that was running a TV marathon the other weekend called Too Cute.

Too Cute on Animal Planet

And I have to tell you, it is just that, Too Cute! Each “documentary” episode shows three different households raising different sets of almost new-born kittens or puppies or what not. And watching the first few episodes was so entertaining. The voice-over explains or chronicles the adventures of the new little animals in this world, as they venture forth and learn how to deal with the world around them.

It truly is, Too Cute, because after a few episodes, I was going into an overload sort of mindset. I think it would be an awesome show to catch on a weekly basis though. But a marathon of eps was giving me “cute poisoning” and I had to move on. But that’s just me.

If you’re a lover of all things animals, I think you should look this show up.

House Hunters Revisits Past Clients

I used to be a fervent House Hunters fan. That is, until I discovered, like most reality TV shows, it was a fully staged TV series. Yep, guests have to already have a house under contract and then they go off and stage two other places for the comparison.

I haven’t watched it as much since I discovered that because I enjoyed what looked like a real hunt for one’s next forever home. But what I thought I would enjoy, was this new end-of-year series (I presume) called House Hunters: Where Are They Now?.

But so far, it seems they carry on the charade of the house hunt, seem to focus on those who had more money to spend than most, and don’t cover that many past clients. I thought this would have been a grand opportunity to hit up many more folks than they do, and show what they’ve done to their houses.

Now granted, a few of these folks did go all out and add more great upgrades beyond what was there, after they moved in. That’s interesting to see. But I think HGTV missed the mark with this one.

On the other hand, I have turned to the shows that focus on choices that seem more real to the story of the show or idea of dealing with or buying houses. Love it or List It is one. I love the banter between the hosts. Property Brothers and their two shows are pretty fun to follow along also. And Income Property seems like it can be a pretty honest show.

But that’s my take and those were my thoughts for the moment on these three TV shows.

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