The moment an episode was done on Chris Gaines, the fake alter-ego of that country guy Garth Brooks. Behind The Music was already turning into a Greatest-Hits-From-A-Has-Been marketing opportunity, and it was getting rather repetitive with the I'm-so-famous-I'm-so-drunk whining, but at least the stories were real. That episode revealed that the makers are now just interested in pure marketing without a shred of authenticity.
I agree: this Chris Gaines garbage has to be stopped. First VH1, now SNL. It's too idiotic. He can't hide that miserable hick accent. At least he's finally taken off his hat... though he now wears a wig.
35 minutes into the show! Time for the drug problem. Although I find myself watching some shows betting my husband whether its drugs or just mental illness with this performer/group.
Okay, I live in Canada where we don't get to see the show around the clock. But when they did an episode on a fictional rock star it was just painful. Granted, I've always considered Garth Brooks to be a bit pretentious, but this is going way overboard.
The fact that they did Behind the Life of Chris Gaines (it wasn't an actual Behind the Music, but it was done in the style of BTM - same announcer, same lettering) was ridiculous. It's one thing for Garth to take on a new identity and make a type of concept album (a la Sgt. Pepper), but to take the idea so seriously and act like Chris Gaines really existed is too much.
The Chris Gaines episode was stupid. Who wants to watch a show about some guy who never existed and pretend he existed. TV has never stooped so low.
as a country music fan also, that Chris Gaines/Garth Brooks thing always reminds me of a secretary my wife used to have....she was single and when she went clubbing she'd use the fake name, "Chris!" She was about 65 at the time. Cool choice, Garth!! haha