Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NBC's The Voice: Surprisingly and Strangely Entertaining


I was as pessimistic about "The Voice" as a lot of other people.  The last thing anybody needs is another stupid singing competition.  I had no intention of ever watching it.

The four judges,  Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo, Adam Levine from Maroon 5, and some guy Blake Shelton sit with their backs turned to the performer, turning around only when they like what they hear.

But last week as I had it on as background noise while doing something else, it was surprisingly and strangely entertaining television.

It's mostly because of Christina Aguilera who's a crazy combination of Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.  She lacks the ability to hide her true feelings and it's great.

When someone sucks, she can't resist cringing her face.  If a contestant spurns her for another judge, you can see her disgust and anger.  She wants to destroy them.

Especially when a person picks Adam Levine.  There's a good chance Aguilera's going to leap from her chair and bludgeon Levine before the show's over.

Then I had to keep watching when I noticed there was something weird about Cee-Lo's appearance.  It took me awhile, but I discovered what it was: he has short T-Rex arms and small hands.

Forget palming a basketball, I'm not sure he can even palm a baseball.  All this makes it extra creepy when he hits on the women contestants.

If that's not enough, there's also a contestant named Jeff Jenkins who I've nicknamed Angus because of his resemblance to the title character of the vastly underrated 1995 movie "Angus."

Jeff Jenkins or as I call him Angus
That movie was awesome and if you have seen it, you'd know why you have to root for anybody like Angus.

Plus, it's extremely rare to be able to make an "Angus" reference so I support anything that allows me to do so.  I hope James Van Der Beek isn't around to bully and mess up Jenkins though.

Finally, I think I take way more enjoyment than I should from watching none of the judges turn their chairs around for a contestant.

1 comment:

  1. Great reference! All I want to do is watch Angus now. Thank you sir.

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