<%image(20060502-gotg_episodeStill.jpg|320|240|god or girl)%>A&E cable TV has sunken to a new low. Premiering on Easter, a show called “God or the Girl” tracked the journey of four young men who are considering the priesthood. Though billed as a “documentary,” it smacks of a reality show like the bachelor. Only in this case, it’s a dead heat between God and a young woman. Oh, and the only guy who decided to become a priest didn’t have a girlfriend, hey, but who’s keeping track? You would have thought they could have arranged for a girl to at least hold his hand to make it more dramatic. Of course I didn’t watch this show, I found out about it at SOMAreview.com.
The writers at SOMA put together a series of reviews and then dropped the bomb of reality by inviting a priest who heads up the holy orders process for a diocese of the Catholic Church to share what really happens when young men want to join the priesthood. If you really enjoyed the show and thought it depicted reality . . . you may not enjoy his assessment.
Even if you have no interest in the show, both of the reviews are entertaining, if not laugh-out-loud funny. As for me and my house, this shabby little publicity stunt of attempting make entertainment out of a sacred calling just reaffirms my hate for television. I can find everything I need at the library, video store, and on the internet. I have no need for you TV . . . except for the NHL and NFL playoffs.