Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Real TV - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes

I've watched Oprah sporadically throughout the years but, since this is the final, highly-anticipated last season,  I decided to tape the shows and watch them after the kids have gone to bed.  I have to say Season 25 continues to be fantastic-- showstopping guests, great topics, and over-the-top viewer love. 

Even more fascinating to watch is Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, which airs on Oprah's OWN network.  What goes on behind the camera, and all the work that goes into producing a show is, for lack of better words, simply a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  Oprah isn't kidding when she says she has the hardest working team on television.  I literally feel their stress... and relief when everything works out.  I enjoy watching Oprah interact with her team as well as seeing all the efforts that go into the making of a single show. I don't blame Oprah for retiring... what an exhausting, neverending routine that she's been doing for the last 25 years. 

And, of course, of course, of course, it's interesting to see the celebrities as they prep for a show (Liza Minnelli rehearsing in her little black hoodie was just adorable-- think what you may, but that tiny woman has spunk!).  They also include some interesting tidbits that aren't addressed on air (the Judd episode and why Ashley didn't appear... hmmmm....).  Fun stuff!

Between Oprah's shows, Top Chef, Glee and American Idol, I'll have enough shows to watch to last me through Fall! 

p.s. I haven't started watching American Idol yet... hope those judges are good!