I have been laughing all day long. Last October, friend K submitted her name to the French version of HH. At the time, she was considering a Bordeaux property purchase and thought it would be a lark. Knowing how much I enjoy seeing the local real estate market, she invited me to be her sidekick if she was selected. She wasn’t; life moved on; and she’s on the brink of signing an apartment lease.
Two days ago, the tv station called her in a desperate attempt to fill a segment which someone had bowed out of at the last minute. Being K, of course she accepted, and today filming began in her current apartment. Well, the crew wanted her to skype with a friend in Boston (K’s US hometown) to share her upcoming property search…at the time , Boston was clocking 3 am. So, K skyped with me and I became her best friend from “home”, without the accent.
Afterward, K called me to let me know filming for today was over but how would I like to “fly from Boston to Bordeaux” to help her in her property search? Apparently, the crew is so excited about having these Americans in the episode that they want me to join the all day filming next Friday as we view three properties! And I get to be the one to say, “Well, I think we should narrow it down to two” and “It sounds like you’ve made a decision” and then we go and celebrate somewhere with a glass of champagne!
And that’s what we call unreality tv!