I haven't been feeling well for the past week or so, so I have been watching A LOT of crappy television.... mostly VH1. Then I saw a message board post for one of the shows. I didn't even read it, but the title was Why don't sane girls get on reality tv.
The answer: Because sane girls (or guys) do not good ratings make.
Do the viewers actually think, for one split second, that TV people care anything for the people on these shows? I certainly hope not. The only thing that matters is the all mighty buck. Forget peoples' feelings. As long as the ratings and sponsorships are rolling in, who gives a fuck.
And, if this is reality (My Antonio, Tool Academy, Megan Wants a Millionaire, Rock of Love, Survivor, Fear Factor, blah, blah, etc... there are SO many more, but these are just a few off the top of my head), then I want a new reality, 'cuz this one sucks.
Ted Nugent has a new show coming out around January, I think, called Runnin' Wild... with Ted Nugent. The set up seems to be a lot like The Most Dangerous Game, but of course without all of the good stuff.
Maybe we really should have a Battle Royale. The ratings would be great, and we'd thin out the population.... it's a win- win situation.