I loved The Young Ones. My brother, Greg, and I would sneak downstairs late at night after my parents had gone to sleep and watch it on the tv in the living room which, while located on the other side of the house from their bedroom, wasn’t really far enough away to completely muffle all the laughter. I guess we were pretty good at the silent guffaw. Anyway, I was always really happy that MTV rebroadcast those episodes as we wouldn’t have seen them otherwise. Being exposed to that vein of Brit humor is something I’ll never forget, and that I got to share that with my brother – both of us sneaking downstairs to watch a show that was somewhat “off” and enjoying the fact that we both shared that sense of humor – is something I’ll always cherish.
I watched the entire season of ‘MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals’ in one day. I heard that there’s a new season coming up in July and was inspired to search On Demand to see if I could find the previous season. And I did. I love watching these crazy characters compete against each other in all sorts of challenges I know I would never have the courage to attempt particularly with the horrendous hangovers I know these people are bound to be suffering from much of the time. I’ve watched a bunch of seasons (shhhh, don’t tell) and I know CT, Kenny, Paula, Evelyn, Tyler, Laurel and Wes. Oh hell, who am I kidding. I know 98% of them. It’s very very sad. I don’t so much enjoy watching these fools in their drunken escapades after the challenges that invariably result in a thrown punch or a sex tape opportunity, but it’s like a train wreck that I can’t look away from.
I. NEED. HELP.
Aren’t some of these people in their 30’s by now? They’ve got kids and responsibilities. I’m not sure what that says about them. But what I do know is that whatever it says about them, it still doesn’t make them more pathetic than me who is watching this crap tv. Worse, ENJOYING this crap tv. If you haven’t begun mocking me yet, you may begin in 3, 2, 1.