News, but not the serious kind
Blog Guy, I’m addicted to reality television. You name it, I’ll watch it. “Temptation Island,” “Dance Your Ass Off,” “Married by America,” “The Real Housewives of Schenectady”… I can’t get enough! I need to talk to you…
You know, I can get a restraining order against you in about five minutes, lady…
Listen! Since I can’t get my fill of reality programming in the States, can you direct me to some overseas shows? There’s NO reality show I won’t watch!
Then you should check out “Ultimate Young Imam.”
Cool! That sounds great! I always look for the words ultimate and young in the title. What’s it about?
Ten young men pitted against each other to become a Muslim religious leader.
What does the winner get? A million dollars? A recording contract?
He gets to study at a top Saudi Arabian Islamic university.
Of course not. When his studies are complete, he gets a position as a cleric in Kuala Lumpur.
Are you messing with me, Blog Guy?
No, I’m serious. This is the only overseas reality show I’m aware of. Oh, wait. There’s also “Top Nude Celebrity Fat Rich Cannibal Chef,” over in….
BLOG GUY! You’ve been holding out on me! Can I get past episodes on demand?
Top: “Ultimate Young Imam” candidate, Asyraf, a contestant in a Malaysian reality TV competition to find the country’s best young Imam, rehearses ahead of the final in Kuala Lumpur, July 29, 2010.
Right: “Ultimate Young Imam” candidate, Hizbur, another contestant, rehearses ahead of the final.
REUTERS photos by Bazuki Muhammad