**½/**** Image B+ Sound B+
by Bill Chambers The only reality-TV (whatever that oxymoron means) series I watch, "blind date" has a crack writing staff, photogenic--and certifiable--'contestants,' and editing that's breezy without feeling clipped. For the uninitiated: Cameras follow a couple apparently arbitrarily but more often, one imagines, cruelly matched on their first date and, in the vein of pop-up video, word balloons and subtitles provide patronizing though often uproarious and surreal commentary on the proceedings. My personal favourite moment of the show to date is the oblivious bodybuilder who is asked what he is thinking by his companion: a thought-bubble appears above his head containing a chicken smoking a cigarette. Mostly these asides are, as Homer Simpson would say, funny 'cause they're true.