I owe you an apology–I never got around yesterday to warning you not to watch Crowned. This isn’t knee-jerk reality-TV snobbery: when I originally heard “mother-daughter beauty pageant,” I was there. But the first episode, unfortunately, went the American Idol auditions route of mocking the freakish side of the pairings rather than letting them surprise us (a la Beauty and the Geek). I mean, it’s a little unfair to throw a pageant and then make fun of the entrants for being, well, pageant contestants, right? Anyway, comments on this, or spoilers on the accompanying finale of ANTM, are welcome. Polish those teeth and smile like you mean it!