As someone who writes about television for a living, it is my duty to begin at least one piece of writing per week by whining about how there are too many television shows these days, so let’s get that out of the way first: there are too many television shows these days. It’s just lunacy. There are known actors starring in second and third seasons of shows I’ve never heard of on networks I’m fairly certain don’t exist. Keeping up with it all is impossible, you’re missing so much good stuff, etc. etc. etc.
But there is a flip side to that coin, friends. And that flip side is that if there wasn’t this glut of programming and scramble to fill every hour with something that will physically grab viewers by the scruffs of their necks and point their faces toward the screen, VH1 might not be airing Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, and that would be a travesty.
Oh, I’m sorry, did you not know that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have a cooking slash chat show that currently airs on a network that once showed Celine Dion music videos in half-hour blocks? Because they do. It’s incredible. It honestly might be the best show on television right now, which is a heck of a claim for me to make considering there have only been two episodes so far, but whatever. I stand by it. Snoop Dogg made Lobster Thermidor this week. Do better, Rectify.