Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Like Paris Isn't Enough?

I stumbled upon the Victoria Beckham Reality TV show on NBC last night. Of course it drew me in like the train wreck it was, and I watched it 'til the end. I don't think I'll repeat that mistake, but curiousity got the better of me this time.

I class 'Posh' in the same category as I put Paris Hilton - famous for being famous, rather than for any talent they have or any positive contribution they have to make to the world. I don't understand the obsession with either.

What struck me were these things about Victoria:

  • Her vocabulary is disappointingly limited - everything was basically 'May- Ja' - No doubt a British 'in word' for great, good, awesome or whatever - but terribly annoying when it's the only positive adjective one appears to use.

  • She is actually quite pretty when she smiles. Why then on every magazine cover featuring her that I see as I stand in line at the grocery store (because you know I'm not buying a mag for Posh Spice!), is she pouting and looking thoroughly miserable?

  • She shouldn't wear ridiculously high heels. She had such an ungainly gait and resembled a newborn foal (albeit that the foal's legs would be more shapely), or baby deer venturing out on their first steps - without that 'awww' factor that a newborn quadruped is likely to elicit!

  • She is apparently sadly lacking in any real ambition in life. Having accepted an invitation from a neighbour to attend a ladies luncheon and excited to meet some friends - she arrived to find a gaggle of cackling Beverly Hills Hags whose total Plastic Surgery bill has to have been well into the millions. One of these ladies did a freaky impression of a Dolphin for her - nice!

    Posh's verdict? 'These ladies are May-Ja and I want to be just like them when I'm older' - At this point I'm screaming at the TV - RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

17 comments:

shauna said...

I watched the very beginning of that show too. I just couldn't believe that she would cheat on her driver's test -- on national television. I guess that's part of the appeal. It's just sad that she's more concerned about her fame than her own character (thus, the Paris Hilton comparision is so fitting!). I'm with you--won't be sucked in to that show anytime soon.

And thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.

Absolutely Bananas said...

scary. why do the vapid people get all the money? I'll never understand.

The Good Woman said...

She's got a reality show? Could you tell me, does she ever eat?

Kimberly said...

Sometimes it's fun to watch a show like that - for the scorn factor, you know?

I'm glad I didn't watch it, because I think your synopsis was far more enjoyable than the show itself possibly could have been.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Apparently, in an interview she didn't know what kippers were or that Essex has a coastline. I think she's pathetic.

lady macleod said...

eek!!!!

Flamenco Mom said...

Vapid is a great word to describe Posh. I had little to no interest in watching her show; now I KNOW that I don't want to see it. Thanks for posting about this--you saved me from wasting my time. Funny review, though.

andi said...

Sounds horrifying. I do hope you'll recover :)

Sarah said...

Apparently it was on here last night - I was lucky enough to miss it! I have never heard anyone using the word may-ja! Chris Moyles was talking about it this morning on the way to work though, they reckon the may-ja thing is an attempt to get her own catchphrase that could be used in advertising deals :S

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Thanks for the warning! I'll be sure to skip this gem of a show.

Tinamtl said...

I love reality tv but I watch an excerpt of this on Youtube and I just found her to be VERY boring. I don't find her as beautiful as she is made out to be. Nice smile, I agree, she probably just pouts for her image of "snob/posh"...though she seems nice enough...she also seems boring. One show that surprised me alot ans keeps me tuned it is Tori and Dean inn love. What a nice person that girl is. So down to earth.

Annie said...

TGW - if she eats, it can't be much!

WUASTC - Essex has a coastline? (just kidding!)

I read that NBC has seen the error of their ways, and have decided not to run this as a series - apparently there 'just wasn't enough material' - Shocker! That program ran as a one hour special - no series after all :)

Mitch McDad said...

OK. If you ladies don't stop watching that crap, they will just keep making it. Now....what network is it on?

Slackermommy said...

Glad I missed it. I really don't get the fascination with them.

jenny said...

I never did like watching celebrity reality shows-- I prefer stuff like Survivor and Hell's Kitchen. More fun to watch. And people like Paris and Victoria just don't keep me interested. They are like the plastic girls from high school, that sniff their noses at you and make you feel like you weren't crap. bah! I have better things to do with my time..

Rebecca said...

she is a may-ja twit - where most normal famous people try and avoid the paparrazzi she encourages it - very very sad. She mustn't feel real unless she's being photographed

Laura McIntyre said...

I watched that show to and found it so rediculos - i actually like VB, here in the Uk her and David are bigger than the queen but the documentary done her no favours