The People’s Couch: People Who Watch People Watching TV
Upon hearing the premise, you’d have to say “What an incredible waste of time”.
I mean, why on earth would anyone want to watch a television show that shows other people watching television? Sure, there’s a slightly voyeuristic appeal to it. I mean, how often do you get to spy into the private moments of others watching television? Okay, on Bravo, pretty much daily. But, this is not your typical reality show fare.
Then again, let’s look at the reality aspect of it and understand that, while unscripted, it’s not entirely reality. The truth of the matter is, these fine people we are spying on are fully clothed. Their hair is done. Their houses are clean. Now, take a look at yourself while watching late night television. The likelihood that you are in your sloppy yoga pants, your hair in a scrunchie and dinner dishes still sitting in the sink is probably close to 100%.
However, that doesn’t make The People’s Couch any less unrealistic. The reason you ARE tuned in is to watch the reactions of a cast of colorful characters making observations about the television shows you already watch. Do you find yourself screaming at the television during a Real Housewives Reunion? How about making completely inappropriate jokes during Survivor? Funny observations during Game of Thrones?
These are the reasons you WANT to watch The People’s Couch. There is a wonderfully delicious sense of camaraderie watching complete strangers make the same observations you are. It provides for at least a dozen “laugh out loud” moments during the show. And, like in real life, there is a cast member for everyone’s taste.
First, there are the families:
The Resnick Family, which includes a dad and his three very sassy daughters. These girls are incredibly silly but always make great observations with hugely animated gestures. Once in awhile, we are treated to a visit from mom joining them on the couch. Still, always a big laugh when dad tries to force his testosterone opinion out among all that estrogen. Poor guy barely gets a word out between them.
The Zeno Family, which consists of Mom Princella and Dad Lamont and their snarky teen son, Rashawn. Mom and Dad Zeno have been together for a long time, are still hopelessly in love, which makes for a lot of endearing yet embarrassing moments for their 19 year old son. The star of this show? Mama Zeno, who will randomly vacillate between interesting commentary, requests for foot massages and, much to Rashawn’s dismay, the sudden need to stand up and twerk. But, Daddy likes! Daddy likes!
The Egber Family, the only family not on a “couch”, Mom Julie and Dad Andrew and their two youngest sons Sam and Jack, snuggle in one helluva large bed and make all sorts of inappropriate comments at the television. The boys are quick witted, smart and pretty much know everything about everything. The joy in this family comes from Dad, who forever needs to be schooled in pop culture by his precocious sons. Also, recently? We’ve discovered that Mom can have quite the potty mouth now and then. We love her for that!
Amanda and Kenya, sisters who live together and often the ones providing the greatest laughs because they generally say what you would only dare to be thinking. Most of their funny happens through twisted faces, rolling eyes, or contorting into crazy yoga type positions when they are cringing in horror. Also, Kenya’s cry of “AAAH MAN duh!” whenever she is appalled or thoroughly amused. They are also the favorites of all their fellow cast members!
Cathy and Destiney, these Persian Princesses are absolutely eye candy. Two beauties who are often indulging in new beauty products, face masks, wrapped updo hair styles. Destiney is definitely the more outspoken of the two with Cathy her “straight man”, making dry humor observations of her sisters kooky assessments. They also are compulsive pillow hoarders.
Then, we have the friends of The People’s Couch:
“The Boys”, as they are affectionately referred to on Twitter is a group of three beautiful human beings named Blake, Scott and Emerson. (Sorry, Ladies. They’re just not that into you) These three all have experience being in front of the camera before as they are all performers in some right. All three are funny, sarcastic, flippant and always have some hysterically funny anecdotes to share.
“The Girls” consist of besties Brandy and Julie. Both ladies are also comediennes and have worked together often over the years. You can tell this by the witty repartee that occurs between them. The non stop banter is enhanced by the presence of their three little doggies and usually, two big glasses of wine. *clink* And no, they are NOT a couple, but you would never know. They finish each others sentences like an old married couple and by sentences.
Last, but not nearly least, “The Golden Girls”, another set of three besties, however, these dames are forces to be reckoned with. The Golden Girls consist of Teddi, Ayn and Sue, three “women of a certain age” who watch television together from the comfort of their community couch. These three are probably the most saucy of the bunch because, face it, when you are a woman of a certain age…you can kind of say whatever the hell you want.
Shows that will be watched tonight, April 29th, 2014 will include:
Cutthroat Kitchen, Devious Maids, Long Island Medium, Deadliest Catch, Chrisley Knows Best and Million Dollar Listing New York.
So, if you aren’t watching The People’s Couch, you are missing what has slowly become the overnight sleeper cult sensation of 2014. Tune in to BRAVO on Tuesday nights at 10 pm for a half an hour of the funniest show you will soon be addicted to. And stay tuned at the end of tonight’s episode for a VERY special announcement!
Here, have a little taste: