Should Michelle Obama get her own TV show?
So, with Barack back in the White House, what’s next for his hardworking wife Michelle? In this week’s Clacking in Color, the fantastic column celebrating minorities in Hollywood, writer Jaylen Christie offers some suggestions for the First Lady! A reality TV show perhaps?
I’m going to have to get better about posting these Clacking in Color columns on their scheduled dates. Sorry, guys. Last week was a busy week if not a rather eventful one. So, did anyone hear about what went down last Tuesday night? It looks like Barack Obama is back in the White House! With this being a column celebrating ethnic diversity in Hollywood, I couldn’t be happier … however, we won’t get into that. Heck, this ain’t CNN. Instead, I want to talk about Barack’s smart wife, the delectable diva and sophisticated goddess known as Michelle Obama. Folks, I have a question.
Am I the only one who thinks she deserves her own TV show?
Now, wait … before you disagree with me, please hear me out … or read me out as it were. Statistics have shown and proved that Mrs. Obama’s approval rating is higher than her husband’s, and audiences seem to like her. The woman’s been everywhere — Ellen, The View, The Late Show with David Letterman and even Nickelodeon’s iCarly. It’s like I said in the column I wrote about Michael Strahan — some people just have talent and charisma. Obama is certainly one of those individuals. She seems made for TV.
And it certainly doesn’t hurt that she’s educated. That chick graduated from Princeton and Harvard. Hmph. Must be nice. I graduated after threatening to beat my professors with a spatula. I joke. I kid. Still, I wouldn’t mind being treated to Obama on my TV screen. So, what kind of show would be the right vehicle for her? Now, that I do know. I mentioned in a piece that I wrote on VH1’s tacky reality shows, that I’d love to see her on a reality miniseries that is different from others. Heck, if Sarah Palin can get one then Obama certainly can, right? I have a feeling it would be interesting.
And perhaps even motivational.
I’ll be honest with you — I’ve always found Michelle Obama to be an inspiration. I’ve never been a political person. I’ll tell you that right now. However, Obama has certainly been an active First Lady, and I appreciate that. She could have spent her days lounging around in the White House being brought simmering tea and challenging crossword puzzles. Instead, she’s been just as active as her husband which I find incredible. I’d like to see her day to day life. What makes her tick? What keeps her going? Who picks out those wonderful outfits that show off her arms?
I need answers, dammit! But seriously, I think a positive reality show could work for her — one that doesn’t have drama or backstabbing or he said-she said nonsense. I’d like to see her out and about spreading love and truth. My question is why hasn’t anyone else thought of this? I could certainly see a network such as TLC or A&E all over this kind of project. Who knows? Maybe it’ll happen. I think it would be great! A reality series focusing on positivity?
I guess that’s one way to keep things moving forward.
Do you enjoy reading Clacking in Color? Jaylen sure as hell hopes so! Clacking in Color will return to Tuesdays (without taking another week off) when it’s usually scheduled! He’s been busy saving the world from Godzilla, but now he’s back! Follow Jaylen on Twitter @thesuperflynerd