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Top Chef: The People's Couch


"Do you do nothing but share bitchy barbs and hilarious commentary while watching your favorite shows?

Then we want to hear from you: casting is underway for our new social series The People's Couch and we're looking for opinionated TV watchers of all stripes to star on the series, starting in March.

Here's what we're looking for: families of all kinds with big personalities; groups of friends or roommates; long-term couples...basically, anyone who will make watching people watching TV a blast. The only catch: you must live in the greater Los Angeles area."

LIN-DAAAAAAAA (or hell any of the rest of us)

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  1. Oh God. Who would want to watch that? That's what we DO not what we want to watch! (IMHO)

    1. Reminds me of a show I once caught where Martha Stewart's daughter and her friend watched an episode of MS Living and snarked all the way through it. It wasn't funny or snarky in the least, IMO. I turned it off thinking, "Please tell me Martha didn't OK this."

      I don't know if it's still on and frankly, I don't care. Besides, if people are going to talk about a show, I'd rather read it than hear it...unless, of course, I'm one of the ones talking :p

      1. How very meta. People watching television about people watching television. Ick.

          1. re: Firegoat

            If only! And part of the success of MST3K was that it wasn't actually done live and on the fly - it was a highly produced show. Also as with MST3K "big personalities" are much less important than "funny, quick intellects" for a project like this - but I don't expect Bravo to know or care.

          2. So it's a show about people watching a show? Hmm, interesting...not. Cuckoo.


            1. And Bravo shows its true colors.

              There's a reason the only thing I watch on Bravo is Top Chef. The rest of their programming is hideous.

              1. Maybe we all need to pitch in and buy Linda a condo in LA.

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                1. re: bear

                  No thanks. While my brother enjoys living there, I know I wouldn't.

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Nah, we want your wise discernment here in the Boston area!

                2. Saw a similar show in the UK a while back. Apparently it was a huge hit.

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                  1. re: Withnail42

                    One of many shows that began in the UK and came to America...and so far the American versions don't hit nearly the same notes. Any that you've liked?

                  2. Except unlike Top Chef, The People's Couch has nothing to do with food.

                    1. I might watch it if it were Pop-Up Video style; the reformatted More Restaurant Impossible does this and is acceptable.

                      But I don't want to watch people... watching something.
                      Am I ALSO watching that show, or I'm supposed to KNOW the show?

                      And "big personalities"? Shudder.
                      Like Guy F and Anne B yapping over a show? Uck.

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                      1. re: Kris in Beijing

                        I think in this case "big personalities" = "bad listeners who never shut up." You know, like the Real Housewives or basically anyone on any of the Bravo shows outside of TC. Guy F and Anne B would be disqualified from this project I'd imagine by having too much competence in the subject matter.

                      2. Well, since I'm on the Right Coast vs. the Left one, I'm out. Besides that, I really wouldn't be interested - watching people talk about watching a TV show is stupid.