Golden girls aren't enough

OPINION

  • Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler (Getty Images file photo )
October 17, 2013|By Jen Kim, @thisjenkim | For RedEye

I don't watch the Golden Globes. I never have. I know they exist as one of the countless narcissism award feasts for celebrities to get all dolled up, show off their eating disorders and make ugly crying faces during speeches, but I'm not a fan.

I get it. I've seen YouTube clips, and that's enough for me. But the recent announcement that America's favorite double-X chromosomal comedic duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will host the Golden Globe Awards for not one, but two more years makes me wonder if I should actually consider watching.

Back when I was doing improv in college, I used to think girls just weren't funny—later, it turned out that it was just me who wasn't.

Case in point: Even after Tina Fey had left "Saturday Night Live," she returned to dazzle the world with her spot-on impression of Sarah Palin, which is so good I'd venture to say she does the schtick better than the real Palin. Don't even get me started on her BFF, Amy Poehler, whom I fell in love with during "Wet Hot American Summer" and found to be the only redeeming character from "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo."

Frankly, her Tourettes syndrome was the only thing I remember or liked about that horrid, horrid movie. Although—full disclosure—I've seen it on TV like at least five times. Oh yeah, and true fact, Amy also happens to star on one of the most hilarious shows on TV.

So basically, girls can be funny. And the Golden Globetrotters nabbed the two funniest ones of all. But does that mean I'm going to watch them?

Well, they probably wont crack any cringe-worthy sexist jokes or hurl any British-accented and mean-spirited insults at the audience like a certain previous host who shall not be named. I'm certain the ladies will keep it classy and civilized, making smart puns and references to Meryl Streep. You know, stuff that you have to think about.

But truth be told, as much as I love those ladies, I dislike everything else about award ceremonies. In general, the red carpet bores me. I couldn't care less who anyone is wearing, unless it's someone wrapped up in a dead swan. And I definitely could pass on the actual awards part, since I don't watch enough movies or TV to know who the majority of nominees and winners are. You could stick my UPS delivery guy into the mix, and I wouldn't know who's who.

Interestingly, my lack of interest in the Golden Globes is precisely the reason why Tina and Amy are going to host the show. This year's awards, which they hosted, received rave reviews and also boasted the highest ratings bump in six years. Naturally, the network would like to reuse this winning formula.

Still, I'm still not sold. Yes, Tina and Amy have more chemistry than the periodic table of elements, but I just don't care enough. Frankly, not even if Jesus Christ himself hosted the show would I tune in ... though maybe I'd catch the highlights on YouTube the day after.

Jen Kim is a RedEye special contributor.

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