It’s Top Ten Tuesday again over at The Broke and the Bookish! The topic this week is supposed to be authors we’d like to see on a reality show, but they decided to open it up as a freebie week, since that topic is hard. I tried it, I really did, but 1) I don’t know enough about many authors’ personal attributes to be able to cast them appropriately, and 2) just because an author writes a character that would do well on a show doesn’t mean the author him/herself is cut out for the show.
Really, the only one I was sure about was Stephen King on Fear Factor. Because…you know…right?
So I’m tweaking the topic a bit, keeping the spirit but not the specifics. So without further ado (and in no particular order)…
Top Ten Fictional Characters I’d Like to See on a Reality Show
1. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games): The Voice. Let’s see if the birds really do stop to listen.
2. Edward Cullen (Twilight): Dancing With the Stars. He’s a smooth operator who looks good in a tux. Plus, maybe his partner will teach him how to not look so constipated. OOH, we could call him Twinkle Toes. Get it? Twinkle? ‘Cause he’s sparkly?
3. Kaleb Ballard (Timepiece): American Gladiators. Okay, he’d probably need a while to prepare for this, and probably take up swimming again, but I think this would be kind of awesome.
4. Henry DeTamble (The Time Traveler’s Wife): Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Do game shows count as reality shows? I’m going to say yes. He’d have to look away from the big screens (one of the reasons I ruled out Jeopardy), but he may as well put all that librarian knowledge to good use.
5. Princess Buttercup (The Princess Bride): America’s Next Top Model. She’s the most beautiful girl in the world. And she’s dumb as a post.
6. Zeke (The Immortal Rules): Survivor. Pretty sure that after wandering in the wilderness for several years and avoiding death by vampires and rabids, a desert island would be a walk in the park.
7. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games): Top Chef: Just Desserts. Frost them to death indeed.
8. Four (Divergent): Fear Factor. I mean, he only is afraid of four things! And as I recall, “eating gross things” wasn’t one of them.
9. Kent McFuller (Before I Fall): The Bachelor. But only if I get to pick the contestants too. And there is no hot tub.
10. Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter): The Amazing Race. Enough about the Triumphant Trio. Time for these two to be in the spotlight. Plus, Gryffindor+Ravenclaw seems a formidable pairing for this show. (And yes, I know I used one slot for two characters, but since they compete as a team, and because this is a freebie week so I’m making the rules anyway, it counts.)