There’s no doubt that the concept of “finding yourself” is pretty lame. All about achieving some sort of vulnerability, predicated on insufferable over-emotional self-reflection. It’s a lot, and to repeat--it’s not you. You don’t express emotions just because, and you certainly aren’t delusionally self-important enough to put some self-expression pinnacle over the more important things--the approval of your friends, and the maintenance that image you’ve worked so hard to perpetuate. Trying is overrated, anyway.
That said, college is a time that you could end up doing some pretty cool stuff if you put yourself out there. And "The Joe Schmo Show" is definitely something an overly concerned frat kid may be missing out on:
When I first tuned into the show, I was skeptical honestly, but this shit is actually beyond hilarious--really intelligent too, a very clever prank on basically the entire reality show system in general. The basic premise is that one dude is tricked into thinking he's on a reality show, and everyone else on the show are just actors, who play ridiculous reality stereotype roles. Everything gets increasingly nuts, and the dude really just has no clue.
"The Joe Schmo Show" is showcasing a fake reality show called "Full Bounty," where 12 wannabe bounty hunters risk their lives to chase down fugitives. Of course, it's all one big joke and all but one of the "bounty hunters" knows the show is a big prank.
The beauty of "The Joe Schmo Show" is that it's a constantly evolving reality show, because it has to be. For the joke to keep going, the plot or faux-premise needs to change every season so the prankee picked to be the season's "Schmo" doesn't catch its scent, realizing they are about to be the butt of one gigantic prank.
Do yourselves a favor, leave your comfort zone, and check out the one reality show you won't be embarrassed to admit you watch. Catch it tonight, Tuesday, on Spike at 10/9 CST.