Drunkorexic and New Millionaire (seriously, an extra $30,000 a year is newly rich?) were so boring, I stopped watching and deleted it half way through.
My DVR didn't record Addicted to Pills and it's not on OnDemand, so shucks. I really wanted to see that one.
Just finally watched I'm Famous Online. I enjoyed it. Personally, I don't find Miranda Sings humor all that funny. And I had never heard of her until the show, but I don't necessarily know a lot of YouTube "celebrities" either. But I do know Rebecca Black and I can't believe she's friends with her. When she called her to prank call her, I was like, can't Rebecca tell who's prank calling her from her Caller ID on her phone? I watched her follow up video posted upthread, and I'm not sold. If all her TH's and voice overs were scripted, why did she recite them? She knew the stuff she was saying about her boyfriend, and she still said it. That whole business of "if I don't upload 4 videos a week, my career will suffer!" Which basically means, she won't be famous and relevant anymore. "I don't want to have to choose between my boyfriend and my fans! They're equally important!" I didn't feel bad for her for a minute.
The kid was cute, but he's just 16. He reminded me of my 15 year old son a little and I'm glad his parents at least were a little strict with him with his grades. I'm with his mom. These little girls and followers aren't going to help him get into a good school and get a good job.
I had some issues with that less attractive girl who was apparently his best friend or something. She seemed jealous of his girlfriend and wanted to spread rumors. Total Taylor Swift disease..."waa waa can't you see the perfect girl is right in front of you the whole time?" Ugh, stupid.
See, the whole time I was thinking, his gal friend is adorable and his girlfriend isn't that pretty, she's on her way to being fully skankified by 17. Date your friend that is watching out for you! I went to check out his Instagram, and sure enough, he ended up with his friend who was on the show. I have to say I did rewind it a few times, I kept trying to figure out what he was so famous for. Really, nothing? That was the most famous person the producers could find?
I recently read something from Andrew Firestone, who was The Bachelor on season 3 over 10 years ago. He was saying back then, there was a lot of confusion with reality "stars". It was all of a sudden people you see in regular life, you see on TV. And it was weird seeing people that weren't supposed to be on television on your television. I know exactly what he's saying. Way back when, there were actors/actresses/singers, etc. and they were the only ones on TV. The most famous an every day person would get on TV was maybe a blurb if they happened to get interviewed by a news anchor, and super famous was if someone went on a game show, like The Price is Right or Wheel of Fortune. And in the beginning regular people would only go on reality shows in the competitive arena, like Survivor, Americas Next Top Model or Big Brother. The only candid shows that would go into someone's home were still somewhat famous people. Example Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston's show or The Osbourne's. Now we're going to people who are different than we are to see how they live, but they weren't famous before. Example would be Sister Wives, Teen Mom or Honey Boo Boo. Over the past 10-15 years, I think we've gotten used to people being on reality shows and seeing every day people on TV. But now, I don't know where to draw the line on "internet famous". It's crazy to think these people have thousands of fans and they could be your neighbor and you have no idea in most cases. So I can't even wrap my head around this whole being a celebrity, and making money from it, online.