So the VH1 Dr. Drew Celebrity Rehab program had a weird fourth season reunion/Finale tonight. I’ve been keeping tabs on ALL these Dr. Drew programs. In fact mor than once I’ve called it MY addiction. Still can’t put a finger on why THIS is the reality TV I choose to watch. Anyway I’m not sure if they’ve done a lot of these after show style sit down reunions-maybe once that I’m aware of.
But tonight they felt the need to do it. I think the reason is maybe because this season was really the UGLIEST. I don’t how to put it into words but the cast was just weird, the anger was maybe the worst I’ve seen. Personally I was only vaguely familiar with about half of the people. Oh let me do that real quick here are the names and some images. Eric Roberts,Rachel Uchitel,Frankie Lons,Jason Wahler,Leif Garrett,Jeremy London,Jason Davis,Janice Dickinson.
Yeah it was just kinda of a sad and weird and it just didn’t feel a lot of hope or success. The Eric Roberts thing had a positive ring to it, but watching the special you can see him doing some asshole stuff “I don’t like everybody here.” He’s still struggling, but they’re all struggling.
So I got a copy of the Dr. Drew book, The Mirror Effect because it’s similar to a book I worked on some years ago about the relationship of fame and regular society. You REALLY see it in young people; this focus on celebrity and distance from real life and real aspirations. Anyway eventually I’ll have to make time to actually READ it.