posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 07:21 PM
I used to enjoy watching TV but now, with so few quality programmes available, I hardly bother. There are only two or three shows a week that
interest me whereas in the past it might be a handful of shows each evening.
The reality shows I watch are Big Brother and the various Pop Idol / X Factors on the grounds that if I'm going to spend an hour watching utter tripe
it might as well be honest utter tripe - even though it patently isn't honest. Except for it's not pretending to be anything other than tripe
What fascinates me is that the TV producers don't even try to hide how much it's edited and manipulated any more. They've got as 'couldn't care
less' as the politicians. They're all like a stage magician who has lost all respect for his audience and doesn't care if his sleight of hand has
got sloppy and we can all see the stuff shoved up his sleeves or thrown over his shoulder.
Something I find as deplorable as the reality shows is the fact that 'celebrities' are now taking over as quiz show contestants. Somehow they've
all got their snouts in the trough and finding a show featuring ordinary members of the public comes as something of a relief.
I'm saving my real venom for the ads, though. A few days ago I saw an ad that mentioned Christmas. Oh, gawd. I nearly had a nervous breakdown last
year from September through to Christmas day. I'm not joking, I nearly cried. It seems to me that the ad breaks are getting longer and the ads are
getting more and more persistent and aggressive. Go Compaaaaaaaaare - if I do have a breakdown, that's the company I'm going to sue