Owing to either my clogged head or the fact that I don’t want to listen to the ever-growing stack of promos at my feet, I’ve had the CMT “Carrie TV” marathon on all morning, and since we’re in its last 10 minutes, I figured I’d share my reactions with you. Plus I kind of miss liveblogging things after last Sunday, weirdly enough. Am I a masochist or just really dumb? Or both? Either way, come follow my reactions after the jump!
11:51 a.m. So far, the commercials-to-Carrie ratio on this broadcast is about 1:1.
11:53 a.m. I think I like Carrie with curlyish hair better than straight, to be honest.
11:54 a.m. The top-left corner: “See it again after the commercial break.” Oh come on, there are only six minutes left to go in this thing! You mean to tell me Underwood’s label couldn’t have bought this morning as an ad block? It’s pretty much the same thing anyway.
11:55 a.m. Car crash!
11:55 a.m. OK I know that the two protagonists were just in a car crash, but I’m kind of jealous that the magic of special effects has apparently given them the same “stop time and walk around and look at the world” power that the lead character in the crap syndicated sitcom Out Of This World had.
11:56 a.m. And now they can turn back time!
11:56 a.m. How is CMT going to fit another ad in between now and noon? A world waits!
11:57 a.m. “We want as many people to see this as possible,” says the annoying announcer in what is almost his last voice-over. Presumably that’s why this didn’t air during a time when, you know, people might actually be home.
11:58 a.m. Is this the Band of Horses Wal-Mart ad? This song is actually not bad, and I’m shocked to be saying that.
11:59 a.m. They’re still showing ads! Won’t this cut into CMT’s Direct Effect ripoff, Power Picks?
12:01 p.m. More ads. This one’s for the Marines.
12:01 p.m. The videos are back, along with the annoying voice-over guy! Wait, does this mean that Carrie Music Television is bleeding into more programming? Developing…
12:03 p.m. Carrie’s hair may be sort of weirdly lifeless, but I really do like the eyeshadow she has going on. Its purpley-black smudge goes very nicely with her “trashy Ren-Faire attendee” dress.
12:05 p.m. And … just like that, it’s over. No smarmy voice-over from the Jack-FM guy, no message from Carrie. Instead, we get a video by Josh Turner, a deep-voiced singer whose forthcoming album is, apparently, titled TBD. Inside joke or someone else in the MTV Networks graphics department being asleep at the wheel? Who can tell anymore.