Reality Wrap-Up: I Want To Work For Diddy 2 & For The Love Of Ray J 2Posted by Danielle Harling on 11/05/09 | Filed under Diddy, TV, Ray-J
While watching Diddy and Ray J’s shows Tuesday afternoon (because I definitely wasn’t missing out on Monday night football and the World Series) it was like watching their prior seasons but with new people. "For The Love Of Ray J" was your typical VH1 reality dating show premiere: the viewer is introduced to the competitors (yes, competitors), Ray J is introduced to the women vying for his love (insert your own joke here), the ridiculous naming ceremony commences, and the girls turn on their inner-ho to avoid elimination. In the end, Ray J eliminates the drunk chick and the groupie.
Although Diddy’s show also gave me a case of reality déjà vu there were a few moments that got a minor chuckle out of me. For instance, the crazy chic blowing up the yoga ball and threatening anyone to use the yoga ball with her air in it was pure hilarity. And Diddy and one of the contestants exchanging “I Love You’s” during an impromptu interview was pretty funny. Aside from that it was quite similar to season one of the show. Contestants took part in a mission, which ironically included promotion for Diddy’s upcoming album "Last Train To Paris". The winning team was safe from elimination and the losing team basically dragged each other under the bus to secure there spot on the show for another week.
With reality television becoming more and more redundant I feel that it’s only a matter of time before this television fad ends. People aren’t going to continue to watch the same exact show every year, but with a new cast of reality rejects. It’s bound to end. And as they say at the end of those Discovery Channel documentaries on Armageddon, it’s not a matter of if but when…