A guide to what we’re barely putting up with this week.
Bravo’s The Real Housewives Of Cheshire. Maybe it’s the accents, maybe it’s the unpronounceable names and layers of daytime faux-fur, but this entry into the Housewives franchise feels more like an over-the-top parody of a reality show than a reality show.
Shia LaBeouf’s live-stream of Shia LaBeouf watching all of Shia LaBeouf’s movies. Calling this ouroboros “performance art” is probably the only way to get a movie theater to do a Shia film festival.
People’s annual unveiling of the “sexiest man alive.” The emphasis on “alive” is very telling. Still, every year People magazine ignores its strong necrophiliac tendencies and manages to find a heartthrob with a heartbeat to put on the cover.
The return of USA’s favorite faux-rich, faux-functional family, Chrisley Knows Best. Catch them now before the IRS does!
Justin Bieber’s ”What Do You Mean?” Just when we thought he had reached the apex of annoyingness, Bieber falls on a mixing board while making synthesized baby noises and calls it a song.
The thoroughly dull American Music Awards. Who will win the Best Future Now That’s What I Call Music Contributor?! (Answer: Taylor Swift. The answer is always Taylor Swift.)
Dodge Ram’s inexplicable Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 ads. Makes sense: In the dystopian future, you’ll probably need a lot of towing power.