I don’t agree.
The problem with the current crop of Reality Shows is that they are tediously boring.
First there are the “talent” shows that are the very definition of an oxymoron. I have seen more talent clinging to the base of a leaf in the pond. These shows have foisted such abominations as Jedward on an unsuspecting world which is reason enough to ban that genre.
Then there are the shows that feature “celebrities”. I still haven’t worked out exactly what a “celebrity” is. According to Wikipedia, a celebrity is a person who has a prominent profile and commands a great degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media. What the fuck is a “prominent profile”? Big ears? A large nose? And why should anyone be fascinated with these idiots? Almost without exception, they are just a waste of good oxygen and I certainly wouldn’t insult myself by watching any of their antics on television.
So what kind of Reality Show would I like to see?
I would like to see a programme where politicians or bankers – people we all know and love – are placed into a house. They are then asked to do simple tasks [maybe suggested by the public?] such as eating each others excrement or removing each others finger nails. This would all be filmed and beamed into our homes for our simple enjoyment.
As the politicians are finally one by one voted out of the house they are stripped of all possessions and are dressed in readily identifiable bright orange boiler suits whereupon they are cast onto the streets to fend for themselves. We could then have a subsidiary programme where members of the public can submit videos of our
victims friends are they forage in dustbins or get evicted from sleeping in doorways.
Now that is a Reality Show I could watch.
I think it could be a winner?