I try to catch new TV shows on TV, and some shows are great with wonderful writing, characters, and storytelling. While others, well they are a piece of junk! And this new show on TBS called America’s Next Weatherman is a major piece of junk! The show is made by the folks from Funny or Die, and you could tell that they tried to put their brand of humor in this show. From the host wanting to repeat his closing lines, and seeing him in a confessional. And of course, the rejected audition tapes. One has to wonder if the people applying to this show had any idea Funny or Die was behind this.
The contestants are something I find weird. Sure, some of the people are meteorologists, or people in or studying to be in the news business. But, there are also some people who have no business being on a reality show about picking America’s top meteorologist. I mean, a beauty queen and a pastor, you could tell that Funny or Die was trying to not take this show seriously! So, let’s get into the nuts and bolts of America’s Next Weatherman. The contestants are divided into the red and blue teams. They faced their first challenge that had them hold up a microphone in a weather center with leaves, rain, and snow falling on them. They had to say their “cues” when a red light went off in front of them, and they had to add weight to keep a balloon from popping. What does this have to do with weather?
The second challenge had the contestants place a weather icon at a city on a world map. Sadly, I don’t think the host Matt Oberg can even read a ruler, come on and pick the winning team already! Oh, and nice job faking that you were flying in a helicopter over LA in the beginning of the show, that was faked. You can tell when you saw that; this show was going to be a piece of junk! The losing team sends two people to the cast off, where they each talk about the weather in a forecast. Thank you pastor for waking up and realizing that this show was junk! In fact, everyone should join the pastor and just quit, because this show is a joke!
The loser gets their coffee mug smashed to the ground by the host, and that’s it! Oh, the loser walks out to a studio stage where it’s raining on them, a fitting end to this show. So, this is a show where you face challenges that have nothing to do with reporting the weather on TV. You report for a fake TV station called 4 KAST NEWS. You have to face the people from Funny or Die who is intent in making this show a joke. And the winner gets $100,000, an agent, and will get to report the weather on CNN. God I hope that will go well! America’s Next Weatherman is another example on why more and more people are cutting the cord and only streaming shows they want to watch! Hey why not try this cable TV, make more shows that people will want to watch, and pay those higher cable bills to watch legally.
At the end, America’s Next Weatherman is a show that should not be taken seriously. Weather should be taken seriously! Here in Alabama, we have people who are scared of weather, especially after the April 27th tornado outbreak. Sure, let’s make weather a joke, that will go well! And nice job picking contestants that don’t know that the capital of Alabama is Montgomery. I am glad this is on super late on Saturday nights; it should instead be taken off the air and cancelled.