Since it was Easter Sunday and my mom wasn’t here to make me go to church, I decided to do penance by watching two episodes of the new reality show “God or the Girl” on A&E.
“God or the Girl” gets the respectable documentary-style treatment – more “Amish in the City” than “Temptation Island.” The five-part series follows four young men who are called to the priesthood. Will they answer?
“It just hit me like a ton of bricks,” says Steve, 25, a frat guy and former business consultant. “Oh, crap. I think I might be called to be a priest.”
Mike, 23, is torn between girlfriend Aly and his mentor in the church. Dan, 21, a youth minister, builds an 80-pound cross and tries to carry it on his shoulder 22 miles. Joe, 28, feels pressure from his parents, who prayed for one of their eight sons to enter the priesthood, but he still wants to date. He travels to Germany to see a girl, but gets the cold shoulder when he doesn’t call for three days.
“I have a lot to learn about women and dating,” Joe says. “Maybe I need to work through this whole dating thing, realize it’s not for me and then become a priest.”
I guess some people are just really bad at being single. Just kidding. A&E will air a mini-marathon of “God or the Girl” starting at 8 p.m. (all times ET) Friday; the fifth and final segment will air at 10 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.aetv.com for additional air times.
“The Amazing Race”
The teams break plates in Greece to find their next clue. Lake and Michelle throw the plates at each other. Kidding. Jeremy and Eric body-surf on the plates. Not kidding. Dudes. (8 p.m. Wednesdays, CBS)
“America’s Next Top Model”
Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee, aka The Aswirl Twins, teach the girls how to “aswirl.” Sara: “It’s very difficult even to walk in a straight line, let alone, you know, be swirling around the stage.” Sara, we need to talk about what it is exactly that a model does for a living. (8 p.m. Wednesdays, UPN)
“My Super Sweet 16”
Music mogul L.A. Reid throws a star-studded birthday bash for his son, who throws a tantrum when his party invitations are not ready on time. L.A. Reid: “We don’t have invitations. That is unacceptable. … The point is, I don’t want my son embarrassed.” Um, has he seen the show? Too late. (10 p.m. Wednesdays, MTV)
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