I haven't watched TV much but will likely being doing more so now that I'm caring for my elderly mother (who is a TV addict).
At any rate, I've discovered I have two television addictions: "Say Yes to the Dress" and "What Not to Wear."
While I enjoy looking at the various fashions, I am put off by the snarkiness of the hosts of "What Not to Wear" and the proprietors/employees of "Say Yes to the Dress."
I realize that the subjects of these shows put themselves up for this. After all the whole point of "What Not to Wear" is to critique the subject's choices and offer improvements. However, I frankly think the comments could be a bit kinder. (In all honesty, the hosts' tastes are certainly not mine.)
And in "Say Yes to the Dress", quite often the proprietors/employees make quite rude comments about the customer and her companions. (Way to make a sale worth thousand of dollars, insult the bride's family.) One in particular comes to mind: A bride's mother thought a certain dress was too revealing and the proprietor (in one of those behind-the-scenes after-the-fact commentaries) says, "What's next? A chastity belt?" (So we're not allowed to have differing levels of modesty?)
I know, I know -- the snarkiness makes for good television but I think they cross the line too often.
What do you think?