Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stars Earns Stripes is Another Big NBC Fail

When I first read about NBC's Monday night Stars Earn Stripes Reality TV Show, the concept seemed so ridiculous to me that I thought it might be entertaining.

An slight added hope that it might be entertaining was the fact that the man responsible for unleashing Survivor on the world, Mark Burnett, was one of the creative geniuses behind Stars Earn Stripes.


Stars Earns Stripes, in my opinion, is a terribly wrong TV show.

"Stars" are paired with what the show calls "Operatives" to go on "Missions."

The "Missions" seem like a trivialization of what the men and women in the armed forces actually do in real life.

Somehow it all seems in bad taste to me.

Dean Cain is embarrassing himself being all overly earnest about how dangerous the "Missions" are. At one point he said something along the line that he could get killed on one of these serious "Missions."

Dean Cain has also mentioned his young son multiple times. If he really thought he could get killed on this Reality TV Show, leaving his young son without a dad, shouldn't he get himself off this show pronto?

Dean Cain is very impressed to be paired with Chris Kyle. Cain had read Chris Kyle's book "American Sniper" prior to meeting him. Chris Kyle is reputed to be the deadliest sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills out of 255 claimed kills. These kills took place in Iraq and earned Kyle the nickname "The Devil of Ramadi."

I am sure each of the men and women that Chris Kyle killed deserved to die. But still, something seems unseemly about focusing on this.

Sniper kills is part of "Mission" on Stars Earn Stripes.

General Wesley Clark also seems to be embarrassing himself by being involved in this dubious operation.

The show is very repetitive. I could not watch it without a fast forward button.

Of the "Stars" I don't think Laila Ali and Todd Palin have embarrassed themselves. Yet. Beyond the fact of agreeing to be on this show.

Whatever happened to the NBC that produced "Must See TV" on Thursday nights? With Friends, Seinfeld, ER and others?

NBC is the last place network, despite the fact that for 3 weeks in a row NBC has had the top rated TV show, for 2 weeks that being the Olympics and this week America's Got Talent.
Speaking of the Olympics. NBC's coverage of the world's biggest sporting event was reviled by millions of viewers, considered by many to be a HUGE Fail. NBC botched both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Methinks Stars Earn Stripes is symptomatic of whatever is is that has diseased the quality of what the National Broadcast Corporation broadcasts.

I watched the first 2 episodes of Stars Earn Stripes. I won't be watching any more episodes.

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