I'll admit it. "My name is Mrs. Mimi and I enjoy watching bad reality TV."
"Hi Mrs. Mimi!"
There. That feels so much better. I know I've admitted my obsession for all things Golden Girls to you in the past, but this....this I've tried to keep to myself. Kind of my dirty little secret. I mean, I'm a doctoral candidate - shouldn't I be watching CNN or CSPAN or some other network with a news ticker running across the bottom, thereby denoting it's seriousness?
I don't scrape the bottom of the reality barrel, however. I can no longer stand Flava Flav (although I have been known to pour a little bit of my drink out for my peeps from time to time), refuse to watch any sort of For The Love of Some Douche With a Record Deal and am very proud to say that I have never watched a nano-second of Jersey Shore. For real. BUUUUUTTTTT...give me some Housewives, a little America's Next Top Model, a blissful hour of Project Runway, or maybe a bit of The City and, more recently, all things Top Chef and I'm hooked.
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ANYHOW the point of all this...word on the street is that this fall A&E will be debuting a reality show called "Classroom Intervention" which will follow the struggles of classroom teachers and their (duh) subsequent intervention. Each episode will feature a different teacher struggling in the classroom - some newbies, some veterans. (Um, hello, if you happen to read this Fanny Pack, can you sign up, like IMMEDIATELY???)
Evidently you can nominate yourself OR A COLLEAGUE.
Hi, awkward, nice to meet you.
I'm picturing a crew of cameras, hosts and light people bombarding some unsuspecting teacher in the hallway...yikes.
While I am totally intrigued and will definitely tune in, I have a feeling that this may do more harm for our image than good.
If only there was a show where teachers could intervene with the Powers That Be and show them what's what...now THAT would be good television!
UPDATE- Evidently this whole thing was a hoax put on by some fool who thought it would be funny. Granted, it was something to talk about and none of us got all worked up but, honestly? Someone needs more to do. Crisis averted for now, friends!