In my dislike column there's sitcoms (except for My Name is Earl). My likes include reality shows. Let me qualify that...good reality shows, and no, that's NOT an oxymoron. I'm talking Survivor and every season of Top Chef. But, I think I've found MY ultimate reality show. Sundance channel, British, it's called Ladette to Lady. The premise is these so-called "ladettes", which according to a BBC article I read online are binge-drinking party girls, are sent to an English finishing school and taught the ladylike arts of elocution, flower arranging, and cookery.
Needless to say there's plenty of flashing, drinking and bad language. They even train for positions as "chalet girls", a job I don't believe we have an equivalent for here in the States. The series culminates in a real old-fashioned debutante ball...I can't wait...I'm rooting for Clara to walk away with the prize.
Kate, doing her Cindy Sherman-style self-portrait of a Lady.