I'm watching "Eye for a Guy 2", a Singaporean reality dating show from 2005.
I love reality shows. My favorite TV shows are "MTV Real World" and "Temptation Island".
Some of you are turning up your nose in disgust at my taste. Remember: judge not, lest ye be judged.
On this particular show, ten men compete for the attention of beautiful model Denise Keller. The prize is a weeklong European holiday with Denise.
Anyway, what makes this show infinitely better is that my longtime friend Howard is on it!! He's one of the ten suitors. We knew each other from Microsoft nine years ago, before Howard moved to Singapore.
The show aired two years ago, but I just got around to watching it, after Howard was kind enough to upload an episode to my FTP site.
I cannot tell you how entertaining it is to watch your friend compete to charm a girl. Watching him meet her for the first time! Playing the guitar with a funny song he made up himself! The delightful confessions where he mocks the other men! It's monumentally fun to cheer him on, and watch the other guys screw up.
I'm laughing so hard that other people at Sugar Cafe (where I'm sitting) are coming over to ask what the show is.
I want all of my friends to go on reality dating shows!