Even by reality-television standards, Chaotic was real barrel-bottom-scraping material. It pretty much consisted of cobbled-together amateur webcam footage (much of it shot in ghoulish green nightvision) of the Spederlines gazing as their pierced navels with their suspiciously bloodshot eyes, slurrily yammering about deep stuff like love and the meaning of life, y'all, in between their cow-like chewing-gum chomps.
It was probably not what broadcasting pioneer Edgar R. Murrow had in mind when he envisioned what the television medium might be like in the new millennium...
Of course, we all know how chaotic Britney's life really became after her divorce from her co-star...in fact, we can only imagine how scandalous a season 2 of Chaotic would have been, if UPN execs hadn't wised up and cut the series short after just five episodes. Now the show's craptastic camcorder footage almost serves as gritty documentation of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
And viewing it in that context, I actually find it more fascinating than I did before.
And now, with that setup, enjoy this flashback rehash of some of Chaotic's most chaotic, most circus-like moments here:
- Britney Spears