Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MTV Stuns America With Watchable Program

Well, hey there.  I must admit, with Jon and Kate's divorce, the situation in Iran, and the deaths (and fake Tweet-deaths) of numerous celebs, I've been a bit bummed out lately.  Fear not, loyal Reader- things are looking up!

MTV has a new show called It's On with Alexa Chung, and it's pure magic.  It's like TRL traded in the annoying for a set straight from Urban Outfitters.  Although New York Magazine (online) thinks it "gets off to a bumpy start," the episodes I've caught have been worth watching.

And how unexpected, MTV!  I had all but given up on your programming (that consists solely of recycling reality stars and Parental Control).  But alas, I am impressed and so is VH1 apparently, because they're playing encore episodes of IOwAC an hour earlier. 

I checked out MTV.com, and here's what Alexa has to say about herself...

Hi, I'm Alexa Chung.

I'm 25 years old, I was born in England in one of those places that look like they're from a Richard Curtis movie -- you know, rolling countryside, a one cow village, with just me, my folks and a dog! Nothing much happened apart from when the pub's sign fell down and we had to rename the pub 'Pub.' I had a fav cat called Stimpy, and when I was five I wished I didn't have brown hair and that was childhood, basically.

Then I became a model. That sucked ... you have to stand on a cross on the floor and no one talks to you, and I'm what you call a talker. Modeling pays the bills, but as much as I love teen magazines you can't really be in them when you're 22.

I dreamt of becoming a horse-riding ballerina but it just wasn't going to happen and my dad wouldn't let me join the circus ... what's a girl to do? Hey, I wasn't going to be pigeonholed so I thought why not be a TV presenter (you would say, "host") or an actor? Actually, scrub acting. I can't do "crestfallen." So, here I am, a bona fide English TV presenter coming across the pond to party with you guys.

What else is there? OK, I like green tea, clothes and Makers Mark. I'm a vegetarian, but I'm scared of carbs. I've got one rule; I don't eat anything with a face on it. My fave book is Revolutionary Road. My least fave movie is Revolutionary Road. I'm really good at swimming and playing the recorder, and I'm really bad at singing, but I love karaoke as much as the next guy. My favorite fact is that a baby can crawl through the artery of a whale. I don't know if that's true but my friend Jack told me and he's usually right.

What else is there to say? I'm over here to make a TV show that I am beyond excited about. I wanna make something that you'll want to watch. We'll be getting some great guests and you will be able to join in all of the fun and tell me what you think as we're going along.

Highlights of the show today (and the encore presentation of yesterday's episode):

- Alexa remains friendly and calm when Seann William Scott hits on her the entire episode, refuses to participate in her games, and tells an inappropriate story about watching his 10-year-old brother have sex.
- Alexa at one point hates on the Tweet and makes fun of people's facebook pages but condemns Twitter-hacking.  Oh hey, sense of right and wrong.
- Alexa and her guest, the girl from Secret Life of the American Teenager, don baby bellies for the interview and a game, titled "Preggers Olympics."  (The next guest, a rapper, also wears a baby belly for no real reason and keeps it on to perform.)

It's on at noon/eleven central, so check it out...

P.S.  Yes, she is half-Asian.  Which makes me 100% want to marry her.
P.P.S.  I hope she brings on Real World Chet as a foreign correspondent from Utah.


  1. Revolutionary Road? Ick.
    Also, half-Asians don't like green tea. Half-Asians like Frisbee.

  2. It doesn't count as a hot dog eating contest, Alexa Chung, if you can't even finish ONE HOT DOG WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT.