So while tooling through IMDB yesterday, I came up with a reality television show concept: Celebrity Crush.
Basically, it would take actors and actresses, often from older movies and television shows, and have them call upon people who expressed having a crush on them back then.
The producers would scour social media and blog posts looking for harmless admissions that so-and-so liked that actor/actress from that movie from back in the day, would run a background check on the poster, and would then look to get that actor/actress to call upon the non-celebrity to–well, it would depend, I suppose. Go on a date? Get together and talk about the movies and the times in the old days?
Say, for example, someone remembers fondly Judie Aronson from Weird Science and American Ninja:
Producers could find someone who thought she was cute in those films and get them together to talk about where they were then, what they’re doing now, and whatnot. It would be a bit of a Where Are They Now? with the chance for the celebrity to promote new projects (new movies or gyms). The show could catch some of the non-celebrities by “surprise” when the celebrity crush just shows up. The producers could vary the format from “dates” to just discussions and reminisciences (which is not how the real word is spelled, but some of us have nostalgia down to a science, so it seems fitting). They could vary the ages/eras of the celebrity to keep it interesting. I’m telling you, it could work.
I’d watch it.
I’m exaggerating there. I don’t watch much television, especially not reality shows or celebrity news magazine types of things.
But I would happily accept a junior producer credit for writing this blog post.