Musings on 'reality' TV.
I 'accidentally' caught a bit of that 'Big Brother' on TV last night. I say accidentally because I could never actually sit down to watch this crap. What confuses me is how can anyone sit down to watch this crap? And enjoy it?
Who are these self-proclaimed celebrities in training anyway? And why is it that they all seem to possess some kind of androgenous look about them? Is that a requirement to appearing on the show? You have to be gay, act like you are gay, or just bisexual and to hell with standards.
Within seconds of watching these arseholes I was recoiling in horror. The only possible use I could see, from having these exhibitionist, spoilt-brat 'types' all in the one house, was that it would make it easy for the rest of us to get rid of them easily. Maybe they should let the public vote on who gets taken to the gallows next or something. I think it would be much better if; everyone in the house was given a gun and taught how to use it; only one person was a first-aider; rules are that you can only shoot the limbs or extremeties; last man/woman/thing standing gets to leave. Already the improvements are obvious.
These people don't deserve to have all the tabloid and even national news(!) attention that is thrown onto them! Well, OK they do deserve the tabloid shit but nothing else.
It used to be that, when they had this show on, the people would slowly become 'celebrity-like' over the course of the show. Then, when they left the house they would seemingly, become celebrities, albeit for a few months and then fade into non-existence.
Have you noticed how it has kind of gone full circle now?
We, the media hungry public, are so fucking pathetic that the first episode of a new series of this shit elicits massive publicity and full stories on each of the 'stars' which is what they fast become each day. No longer are they leaving the house competing with real celebs (you know, people who might have actually worked), no. They are fully fledged celebs whilst still in the fucking house. There are companies waiting to offer them contracts and the tabloids are fawning over the lastest tit model in the house and contesting each other over who will get her to 'bare all' in their newsrag first.
So, the contestants of Big Brother ARE the celebrity nowadays.
Why are we getting so far down the hole of mediocrity that we don't have a gnats bollock of a chance of dragging ourselves back out of it?
Fuck Big Brother and Fuck the contestants.
Soon, I will stop watching TV altogether.
And I know it's fuck all to do with music!
and no, I am not homophobic.