Japanese Reality Shows Are Weird
Having re-watched the office for the thousandth time and wanting a change up from the endless episodes of West Wing (A great way to forget the reality of our current situation, don't get it twisted its still FDT ) I checked up on this recently added section, and I came across this show called Terrace House Aloha State. Feeling a bit adventurous I give it a click. They start speaking Japanese. Normally right there that would be an instant no. One of the worst new things Netflix is doing is dropping all these comedy specials with fire icons that turn out to be in french, german or some other bullshit.
For whatever reason I decided to stick it out to see what this show was about and boy am I glad I did. What came to follow was the most boring, confusing, attempt at a big brother type show I have ever seen. The episode begins with a group of 6 people, who, it turns out, are not the people living in the house, but in fact are just 6 people who talk about the people in the house. They proceed to talk for 10 minutes about how nice the house is. Imagine if the first hour of the Bachelor was just about how nice the house is, but not in a house hunters way, more of just showing a bunch of the hills like cutaways of the house.
Then they finally show the people but the whole scene is them all slowly walking into the house, for the next 10 minutes, before going back to the random people who instantly start talking mad shit about all of them. Out of nowhere, shitting on them. Cut back to the regular people, and they just go to bed and the shows over. The weirdest part was during all these cutaway scenes, they would have songs in english while the whole rest of the show was in Japanese, with no explanation whatsoever. Could you imagine if there was an reality show like that in America? Instantly canceled. This show answers the question: Imagine if we did a reality show with all boring nice people, what would happen? Terrible. This proves more and more that we need the Corrine (1:50) and Chad's of the world.
Terrace House Grade: F-
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