Thursday, May 03, 2007
Here's the whole problem with Idol this year: Last night was supposed to be double the pleasure with a double elimination. And though both Phil and Chris got booted, I didn't really take any joy in it. They weren't that great, but both seemed like normal, decent guys, so it lacked the schadenfreude factor. It's like they went out of their way this year to get a cast that was blandly likable. And then, they've kept the personal profiling on each of them to a bare minimum. Usually by now we've had lots of behind-the-scenes glimpses and more talk time with the kids. But if they don't let the kids talk, they can't say anything to make us hate them or resent them. So they've accomplished getting a "wholesome" cast out there, but it's made for a shit year. TV contests without a villain suck. Idol with Paula sober sucks.