Last night I got bored with making obscene phonecalls.
So I decided, against my principles to watch television.
I checked what was on the various channels. RTE1, RTE2, TV3, TG4, BBC2 and Channel 4 were all showing films I had either seen before or didn’t want to see. That left BBC1 and ITV.
BBC1 – Dance X. ITV – The X Factor. Jayzus!
What is it with these inane knockout shows on television? They get a bunch of nonentities and wannabe celebrities [everyone apparently wants to be a ‘celebrity’ these days] and get them to make total fools of themselves for our ‘entertainment’. They are the most boring thing ever invented. Big Brother. You’re a Star. Celebrity Castaway. They are all the same.
One thing they all have in common. They all want you to phone in your vote. Now that’s clever. Not only do they get their advertising fees, but they get you poor saps to fund them too with your premium phone costs. They make millions out of conning brainless idiots to ‘vote’. How do you think “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” is funded? Even “Questions and Answers” on RTE is getting in on the act. And ITV News!!
The television companies have discovered that there is big money to be made by screwing the public. And the public love to be screwed.
I never watch any program that invites phone calls from the public. They are always to premium lines. At least I can make my obscene phone calls for nothing.
We ended up watching “Legends of the Fall”. It was good. I like Anthony Hopkins.
It was on TCM.
The last refuge of the desparate.