I am not a fan of reality television. In the last year, I've become someone who really doesn't watch much television. When I do watch tv, it'll be the news, evening game shows that we can watch with the kids (WoF and J!), or something "nerdy" like a documentary.
Sunday night after the Superbowl - which I hardly watched, even for the commercials - was over, I ignored the tv while The Voice came on. It didn't take long for me to be very interested.
You see, I've quit watching tv - especially reality shows - because they seem to be full of mean people, greedy people, or people that make very poor decisions. Sitcoms, evening dramas, even morning talk shows - I get so annoyed by all of the "drama" that fuels these shows. So I just quit watching them. (And maybe I traded them for facebook and twitter and blogs and pinterest - but even there I try to get away from the drama, taking bloggers off my reading list, unfollowing tweeps, hiding or unfriending folks on fb.)
But The Voice - so far - seems different. The artists/judges are encouraging. OK, so Christina was a little mean to that Maroon 5 guy - but to the artists that are auditioning, the judges are generous and caring. It is such a nice change to see 'good' on television!
Before Sunday night, I had no idea who Cee Lo was (is?). I still don't, really, but I know that he was in the Super Bowl halftime show with Madonna. And when I googled Blake Shelton, I found out that he and Miranda Lambert sang before the Super Bowl. I missed that part. And apparently, he's a country musician. I did know of Christina prior to seeing the show. In fact, she's the reason I thought I wouldn't like it. Let's just say that her style is different from mine. (Here I am blogging about a show that's "nice" and I feel mean for saying that.)
My husband found this last bit terribly funny. I am pretty out of touch (obviously) with current music unless it's contemporary Christian music. It's the only thing on the radio that's appropriate for our kids to listen to, so that's where my radio station is set. Don't get me wrong, I like a variety of music, but I usually listen to it when I'm driving. And a lot of that time, the kids are with me.
Even for the songs I like, it's rare that I know the title or artist. I guess I'm just not that into music. But I am into The Voice. At least for now!