WINNER: MY FAIR WEDDING, WE TV
Oh, the things you learn on My Fair Wedding, the series where party planner-to-the-stars David Tutera arrives three weeks before a wedding to inject style into what would have been very unstylish nuptials. For example, who knew blue roses don’t exist in nature? (You have to paint or dye them, David tells us when confronted with — ouch! — plastic turquoise petals.) Or that a bride’s veil should be almost as important as her wedding dress? (No online purchases of veils allowed, David says.) While David held his nose, we didn’t mind one bride’s blue-and-orange garter, which paid tribute to her husband-to-be’s favorite team, the NY Mets.
Groomer Has It, Animal Planet: If we gave an award for cleverest show name, this series, which challenges 12 dog groomers to make over scruffy canines, would win without pause, er, paws.
Model Latina, SiTV: The thing our judges liked so much about this beauty contest for Latinas is that the contestants were required to be not only pretty but articulate, and indeed they were.
Jammin’, SiTV: This reality competition between Latino indie bands was highlighted by guest "instructors" who tutored the bands, including Dave Navarro and Pitbull.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians, E! Entertainment: The lovely model/celebrity/ Playboy pictorial star Kim is the focus of this reality show, which brings King Lear into the paparazzi age.
What’s Next? Retirement Living TV: A terrific series where Sherry Parrish leads a team of professionals around the country as they help seniors address issues in their lives, allowing them to move ahead and enjoy themselves again. Now that’s a reality series that does some good.