Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Reality (TV) Bites

Ken and I watch a couple of reality shows: "American Idol" and "The Apprentice." Ken will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's it. The explosion of reality TV shows recently is pretty disgusting, and I think we've reached a new nadir with "The Moment of Truth."

We saw a few minutes of it the first night it aired, and we were appalled. From what we've seen of the commercials, it's gotten even worse since the debut. Questions about infidelities, lies, cheating, stealing...I'm waiting for one about bestiality! And what is even worse is that people go on this show voluntarily, and their spouses or significant others are right there in the audience, listening to and watching these people make fools of themselves. Have we become so money-hungry that we subject not only ourselves, but our loved ones, to psychological torture in order to score some major bucks? Show some dignity, for God's sake. I shouldn't be surprised, I suppose. The lure of money can make the lame walk, the mute speak, and apparently the idiotic perform.

4 comments:

cayasm said...

As Andy Warhole said evrybody will have 15 minutes of fame, to my mind it depends on what you do in that fifteen minutes, and for many that we see here in the UK also is just about anything, I watch open mouthed somtimes at various antics, and when the fall out comes as it always does they cry and bemoan the programes for a price of course.

Take care

Yasmin
x

rdautumnsage said...

I've gotten to the point of rarely watching tv these days. You would think people would have enough reality in their own lives, without wanting to invest time watching someone elses on tv.

Just wanted to stop in and thank you and Ken for thinking of me during my absence. It's a wonderful feeling being missed and loved by your friends. Thanks to you both! (Hugs) Indigo

solace223 said...

I watched two episodes of that show with my mouth hanging open the entire time.  No WAY would I go on that show.  You already KNOW they are going to ask questions that you don't want to answer, no matter how open you are about your life and the skeletons in your closet.  
Jamie

queeniemart said...

i refuse to watch TMOT.....i hope it goes off the air soon. I am so mad about Amanda leaving AI last night. Sickening.
I hope you have a good Thurs.
HUGS, lisa