Has Travel Channel Sunk To A New Low With Bridget's Sexiest Beaches?

by Ian MacKenzie Mar 20, 2009

Recently, while flipping channels on the tube, I came across a show flashing copious amounts of skin, blonde hair, and inane one-liners like they were going out of style.

My first thought was that I’d landed on The Girls Next Door. But it wasn’t long before I realized I was in fact on The Travel Channel, and the show was the newly launched Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches.

Turns out the show’s host, Bridget Marquardt actually was a Playboy bunny in Hef’s mansion. And now she’s gallivanting around the world, showcasing the world’s beaches at their sexiest.

Or at least, it’s a thin excuse to get mostly naked and rub mud on their bikini clad bodies.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all for fun and (borderline) nudity… but I suppose I expected more from Travel Channel. With smart shows like Anthony Bourdain, this seems like a dubious addition to their lineup.

As one viewer, Manny, wrote on Bridget’s blog:

Did the intelligence quotient suddenly drop below a 100? I watched the show [and] half an hour was the most I could take of the “airhead acting”. You will notice that most of the talking was done by the […] natives and not our host. Our host was busy gawking and looking around like a child at Disneyland.

The Travel Channel really needs to evaluate this show because unless they want to appeal to the MTV generation their demographic is not represented here. I am not trying to hate but evaluate and Bridget needs to go back to MTV crowd or other mindless pursuits.

Then again, April writes:

Thanks Bridget. It is nice to watch a beautiful girl and one who is educated to teach us about great places to visit. The Travel Channel picked a great host when they found you.

Am I being too hard on them? What do you think of the new show Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches?

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