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10 Things I’d Rather Watch Than ABC’s Duets

Have you seen Duets? Talented musicians Kelly Clarkson and the lovely John Legend are held hostage by Robyn Thicke’s brohawk and a reanimated clone of Tennille (as in The Captain &.) A ragtag gang of amateur singers have also been abducted and are now forced to sing the cheesiest songs in the American songbook.  It’s like Dancing with the Stars meets The New Main Street Singers meets Velveeta. 

While I choked down the latest episode, I assembled this list of things I’d rather watch.

10. The Real Housewives of Lincoln, Nebraska.

9.  The PedEgg Channelâ„¢.

8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Wars.

7. America’s Next Top Accountant.

6. A test pattern.

5. A sitcom about factory farming.

4. Anyone but Idris Elba, David Tennant, Nigella Lawson or Neil DeGrasse Tyson reading the phone book.

3.  Top Chef McDonaldsâ„¢.

2. Charlie Sheen in David R. Kelly’s Chuck Fartz, Patent Attorney.

1. Kleaning the Kat BoKs with the Kardashians.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

5 replies on “10 Things I’d Rather Watch Than ABC’s Duets”

I tried to watch an episode of that show – because I LOVE JOHN LEGEND.

Apparently, love is not enough.

It really was the most terrible thing to watch.  Not fun, not entertaining, not good music.  It made me sad in the space of a few minutes.  I even checked a couple episodes and surfed through performances.  Nothing worked.  I’d rather just watch a show where established artists sing together.  That could definitely be my cuppa.  Esp, if John Legend, Esperanza Spalding, and Corinne Bailey Rae did something.  But then my head would explode.

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