Monday, October 22, 2007

Aren't the Nick Kid's Choice Awards in America bad enough?

I understand why the rest of the world looks to the United States for entertainment. We have CSI, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, etc. I would want a piece of the American pie too if I lived across the ocean. But there is some programming I think should stay within the States. For example, the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. A wretched excuse for an awards show, viewers tune in to see their favorite celebrities as presenters, winners, and everything in between. One lucky star will even get "slimed". The orange blimp means little to the winners, who show up mostly due to contractual obligations thanks to the upcoming or current promotion of their entertainment endeavors. So when I was scouring for something good to blog about, I just started laughing when I read the following headline: "Emma Watson is Named Nickelodeon's Best Actress". I never realized that was news. So, in a bout of curiosity and sheer boredom, I decided to read further. It turns out the English teen queen received her award in the first ever UK edition of the show. Nick even managed to drag their tween stars across the globe for the event (Emma Roberts picked up an award and she has a show on the network). Unfortunately for the Brits, the fan favorite High School Musical stars couldn't make the trip (someone was too busy attempting to erase her hard drive with all those nude photos on it).
Really though, the Kid's Choice Awards? Isn't it bad enough when broadcast in America? Did they have to take it overseas? I want to apologize to the Brits and ensure them that we have better programming than that here in the states. Really, we do.


Anonymous said...

I always wanted to know the recipe for that slime. I've tried to make it before, but just can't get that unique texture.
-the half italian stallion-

FilmGuru said...

That is truly terrifying. American television culture really needs to stop expanding. In fact my hope is that it regresses and we finally get some more British style TV series outside of the Office.

Maisie said...

I caught Charlotte Church's show on and she is absolutely hilarious...randomly one I searched her on youtube to try and find a sample of her singing but I was lead to clips from her show and they were downright british, campy and so entertaining AND she was SO real! Living in London for 6 weeks gave me an eye opening experience to what is truly characteristic of British and some American tv has sadly made it over there-- BUT it is their choice to bring it so...not out fault!

emma-watson-fan said...

i really love the nickelodeons kids choice awards i thought emma watson look well nice and i am glad she won best movie actress