Tubers, with Pilar Iona D'Asto

Wherein local TV connoisseurs intimate what keeps them on their couches

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Pilar Iona D'Asto

Pilar Iona D'Asto

Occupation:

-Drama Therapist

-Life Enrichment Coordinator at a long term care facility

Hobbies:

-Making magnets and greeting cards

-Movies

-Just learned 3 chords on the guitar tonight

Ace of Cakes (Food Network)

“It’s a reality show that follows this culinary artist and baker extraordinaire, Chef Duff. Duff has a bit of a dream scenario in that he gets to play all day with his friends making really radical cakes for all types of really interesting folks. All of the folks on the show are pretty quick witted and light hearted. Recently they made a cake for a wedding that had a zombie hand coming out of the top. I had doubts about how that was going to wind up, but it looked pretty awesome and the couple was delighted. It fit their vision, which the ‘Ace of Cakes’ folks seem to have a knack for.”

Project Runway (Lifetime)

“Another reality show about art in a different capacity, this time fashion. It’s really interesting to see all of the personalities that converge to 'make it' in the fashion industry, to have their unique vision come to life and have others see it. It’s pretty mindless, but it makes me want to sew something. Maybe I’ll make some underwear out of flower sacks like my great grandma did. It’s just cool to see people that can truly make clothes. Ari Fish was out there, for sure. I could see Pink wearing her stuff, or David Bowie, or Jermaine as Bowie on ‘Flight of the Conchords.’ Anyway, she handled being booted super well.”

Dating in the Dark (ABC)

“I saw it for the first time this week. My sister-in-law was telling me about it since I’m a single lady and whatnot. Anyway, 3 men and 3 women go on a group date in the dark. They’ve never met before and can’t see each other, but the viewers can see them on night vision cameras. They get to choose who to date individually, and these one-on-one meetings are still in the dark. Then they choose the one person they’re most interested in and finally see what they look like with the lights on. My sister said at that point, more often than not, it’s the woman who decides not carry on a relationship because of a ‘lack of attraction’—and that proved to be true this week. It was wild. This same episode, a self-professed ‘I only date super hot women’ guy chose to continue with the lady he had a connection with in the dark after seeing her, even though she wasn't physically of the caliber he usually dates. Very interesting. The women started the show saying ‘love is blind,’ but ended it with, ‘Yeah, I can't imagine this guy on top of me.’ It wasn't entirely depressing, though. It’s an interesting study of culture and personality.”

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