The League XXX: Reality Shows.

 

Its another edition of the League of Extraordinary Bloggers.  Every week this loose knit collection of writers answers one question in the craziest most entertaining ways we possibly can.  All of this is run by Brian over at Cool and Collected.  Add this site to your RSS reader.

http://coolandcollected.com/

This week is no different:

Television executives have determined that you lead an amazing life and have pegged you as the next big reality TV star. What’s the name and the premise of your show?

 

Well lets see… I’m getting married in under a month, working the shit paying job and writing my ass off in any free time hoping one of those things catches the eye of the right person and thus leads to a dream job.  But how does this translate into a show?

It translates in two ways:  One that has actually happened and one that may never but I like to dream.

This actually happened:

As discussed on a previous edition of the podcast

https://teamhellions.com/2011/05/23/angels-and-hellions-episode-13-that-time-we-were-cast-for-a-reality-show/

Elise and I were actually contacted to be on a reality show.  She has been making crafts for our wedding for nearly two years now.  Some of them have been sold on Etsy as well.  Rumored is they’ve even reached the set of the Walking Dead.  There was a blog to talk all about our wedding plans but the crazy thing is full time jobs and planning weddings and working on those plans don’t lead to extra time to run a blog as well.  As my current erratic posting shows.  A production company saw these posts and emailed us asking for details on our wedding.

There were calls and emails and much excitement back and forth.  In the end it didn’t happen.  Because we live too far from California.  As in New York.

The show was going to follow us on the path of getting married.  Meetings, creations, fittings, and the actual ceremony as well.  Plus part of our special day would be paid for by the channel!  “Part” because some people go overboard for their weddings.  I just heard about a destination wedding that cost $60,000.  Ours might hit 9,000.  Might.  And even that is stretching it.

Then there is the other reality show concept:

Well it translates into chasing that dream.  One big life event will be over, on to the next.  And the next would be the Ace of Cakes of comic book stores.

Let me explain the store and thus the show as well.

Unleashing Hellions.

(and if anyone wants to make up a graphic I’ll embed it in here)

The TV executives come to myself and my soon to be bride and say you two are incredible geeks.  We almost put you on a reality show once (true story) and we never forgot you.  What would you like to do next?  Tell us something geeky and we will film it.  This is where I ask what the budget for the show is, and also bow much we would be paid for it.  Anything over $40,000 and we have a comic book shop.  Sure it was a couple of years ago, and the amount may have gone up a little but we were offered to take over a local comic shop if we put up 40K.  Not able to do so, but any producer of a reality show is damn sure able to front that.

Well there’s the first hour long episode.  Offer, drama and finally we sign the paper work for our own comic book store.

The rest of the season will showcase us building this store up Ace of Cakes style.  Bringing in our friends for their various talents and creating one of the greatest stores on Earth.  Best of all, this wouldn’t be just comic books.  Toys, books, music, wrestling, MMA and more – just like this site.  You know what that means right?!  Guest stars!  Various talents from the world of comic books, wrestling, mixed martial arts and more would stop in.  We would be a ratings juggernaut!

And then when its all over and the show stops airing, we would still have our own wonderful comic shop to work at for the rest of our lives.  Just because the network’s cameras are gone doesn’t mean we cant take it to YouTube.

All due credit and inspiration to our friends at Variants. http://thevariants.com/

You know what, this crazy scenario was just as real as every other reality show out there.

 

 

Elsewhere around the League:

MONSTER CAFE SALTILLO

http://monstercafesaltillo.blogspot.mx/2012/09/league-assignment-star-of-show.html

 

Penny Hunter

http://dorkhorde.blogspot.com/2012/09/league-of-extraordinary-bloggers-weekly_11.html

 

Mike’s Bunch Of Crap

http://yankeesjetsfan.blogspot.com/2012/09/lights-camera-action-league-assignment.html

 

Thrift Justice: The Series

http://www.williambrucewest.com/2012/09/14/loeb-presents-thrift-justice-the-series/

 

The Arcade Collector

http://coldslitherpodcast.com/2012/09/16/the-arcade-collector-the-league/

 

And whatever Shezcrafti posts once she accepts my ass kicking in the Madball Fantasy Football League.

http://shezcrafti.com/

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5 thoughts on “The League XXX: Reality Shows.

  1. Both great concepts. The wedding show, although done before, would be a great watch because no two weddings are planned or go the same way. As for the Ace of Cakes of comic book shops, count me in! That too is one of my dream jobs, even if it was one of my first jobs as well.

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  4. lol, thanks for that preemptive link. Even though it came with a side of douche. 😛

    I’d be all about that comic book shop show. The wedding show? Not so much. Some things should be kept sacred and away from the judgmental eyes of millions of viewers. And you guys sound like a pretty solid couple (probably one of those adorable types that I love to hate–that’s a compliment); why taint it with reality TV trash? Btw, congratulations. 😉

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