When my daughter was home this summer, she "turned me on" to America's Got Talent. I've never watched it before, but now I'm completely hooked. Of course, she's back in university, so now I'm watching it by myself. Husband's not interested. Neither is son, but sometimes I call him into the room and force him to watch parts of it with me.
I am so impressed with so many of the acts. The singers are amazing and the magicians are astounding (and I really don't like magicians). I'm not as fond of the acts that are risky, like the guy who throws knives at his wife, or the icky gross couldn't-even-look-at-him-had-to-hide-behind-a-pillow guy who put sharp objects up his nose and down his throat. The one thing I don't quite get is the young girl who plays the ukulele and sings. The judges are head over heels for her and say she will be famous, etc. Maybe I just don't like or understand her style. Granted, I couldn't do what she does, but I'm not trying out for the show.
Many years ago I watched American Idol, maybe the second year they did it. That was when it was Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, ? (was there another judge?). Simon was brutally honest and nasty. Now, he seems to be a kinder, gentler Simon. Maybe he is mellowing with age, or fatherhood agrees with him.
Just wondering if anyone else is following it. Chime in if you are.