How much better would our lives be if we each had a Cho brother (or two!) around?
What these "Amazing Race" sibling contestants did for David and Mary, or, as the brothers affectionately call the coal-mining couple, Kentucky, was so sweet that it almost canceled out the disgust that took permanent residence at the bottom of my soul a few minutes after I was first exposed to Peter (I said almost).
Giving up the fast-forward which enabled Kentucky to take on one task and then go directly to the pit stop, and thus come in first place, was an act of such selflessness that even a reality show cynic like myself couldn't find a way to call it a manipulative game move destined to benefit them in the long run.
Of course, I , along with anyone else who's ever used the phrase "No good deed goes unpunished," assumed that the Chos would do-good themselves right into last place.
But, no, it was time to put viewers out of their misery by cutting loose Peter, who actually managed to top his previous jerkitude (word invented solely to use in describing Peter) by breaking up with Sarah right after they lost, casually explaining to Phil that they "don't balance each other out."
Over on "The Bachelor," sweet little Sadie not only played the prince perfectly, telling him that she knew he wanted to kiss her so they might as well pretend it was the end of the date right then, a line every woman should write down and use repeatedly, but continued to dispel any preconceived notions people might have about publicists by crying after saying negative things about Lisa.
Let me just say that if I shed tears after I trash-talked reality TV people, well, I think my penance for Peter alone would have kept me sobbing for a month straight.
While the girls seem to talk incessantly about how they don't like Lisa because she's "playing" Lorenzo, I'm developing a theory that Lisa's problem isn't that she's not nice or a fraud, it's that she's insane.
Did you get a load of her ideas for her hometown date with Lorenzo, down to details like how they'd visit a dog park, have her brother serve them dinner and then go across the block for gelato? I mean, who plans like that? I say that this girl makes the one last season who shrieked about her ovaries rotting look like the poster child for mental health.
And what do you say about the people on a show like "Dancing With the Stars," where everyone is so nice that the guy destined to get kicked off tomorrow night, a 64-year-old known more for his talk-show hosting skills than dancing chops, responds to the news of his score with, "That's more than we deserve?"
If you're me, you say, "Hmm, I wonder if Peter from "Amazing Race" is famous enough to get cast on the next season??
Anna David has been on staff at Premiere and Parenting magazines and wrote a sex and relationship column for Razor. She’s done celebrity cover stories, first-person essays and reported pieces for The L.A. Times, Vanity Fair, Cosmo, People, Us Weekly, Redbook, Self, Details, Stuff, TV Guide, Women’s Health, Ocean Drive, Vegas, The Saturday Telegraph, Esquire UK, Teen Vogue, Variety, The New York Post, LA Confidential, Distinction, Calabasas, Tatler (Hong Kong), King, Fade In, Emmy and Maxim, among others.