What a waste of time. It’s not that I expected this show to be good…far from it…but I was hoping that it would be at least interesting (if only in the train wreck sense like Being Bobby Brown or Breaking Bonaduce…being actually fun and engaging like Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List was way too much to ask from a show about Paula Abdul) but it is not. It is the worst thing one of these innumerable celebrity reality shows can be: dull and totally uninteresting.
I’m not sure why Abdul decided to let cameras follow her in “real life” but the result is so stilted, so staged, and so mind-numbing that it can’t do anything to help her loopy image.
If the point was to let us see how she’s a loopy, pretentious (I’m sure she hugs her maid all the time when the cameras aren’t on), shallow c-list diva (complete with a seemingly incompetent entourage of assistants), then mission accomplished.
Hey Paula is scheduled for 6 episodes and, hopefully, that will be that (we get more than enough Paula lunacy during American Idol…that’s all of the Abdul crazy we need during any given year.)