12 Terrible Ideas for a Reality Show
"The Swan" & "Bridalplasty"
Idea: “Let’s take advantage of tragically insecure women by having them compete for the privilege of receiving plastic surgery!”
That Led To: “The Swan” (Fox, 2004)/”Bridalplasty” (E!, 2010-11)
Did It Fail Miserably? Yes and no. After some initial rubbernecking, viewers rejected the sadistically twisted reverse-beauty pageant that was “The Swan” after two seasons. But somehow, the idea of plastic surgery as a game show prize just won’t die, popping up most recently on E!’s “Bridalplasty,” with brides-to-be vying for pre-wedding procedures. Sign us up for a partial lobotomy so we can forget these shows even existed.