Number two: I really don't know what it is, but Ryan Seacrest is just the perfect host for American Idol. I feel like I like him way more than is warranted, but there's something genuine in all his fakeness. Also that time he tried to high five the blind dude was awesome.
Speaking of which, now that Simon is leaving after this year, I think I may finally be able to quit this show. As it is, I only watch the performances and Simon's comment and I fast forward through everything else. But this past year I really didn't care at all, whereas in years before my enthusiasm for who won was like a 2 out of 10. I really just watch it out of habit at this point.