and i certainly hope that the new season of survivor will mean the death of this ridiculous trend in “entertainment.” i must admit here that i have never watched a reality show. well, except the food network and animal planet, but other than that, i am probably the only person in america who owns a working tv and has not watched survivor or any of the other so-called reality shows.
ok…so the only reason i even know that there’s going to be a new survivor season is because the last story on the news tonight was about the controversy surrounding the “theme” of the new season — race. it seems that the show is pitting race against race against race. i’m not sure how they will do this, since i’ve never watched the show and don’t know what it is they do, except that they have teams and they are all very buff. so i assume that there will be a black team, hispanic team and a “white” team (maybe other groups?) and they will be competing against each other for dominance or a prize. am i close? anyway, one of the critics of this new concept of racial segregation and competition said that they should all burn in hell.
i am aghast. not about the burning in hell curse, but that anyone, even a network tv moron, would come up with a story-line (does reality tv have story-lines?) this abhorrent and that the network bigwigs (better paid morons) would ok it for broadcast.
what the hell are they thinking? is the american tv viewing public this starved for excitement that it’s willing to watch a “real-life” race war? there is something so fundamentally wrong with this that i can only sit here in disbelief, remote at the ready to click through to emeril or america’s funniest animals.
i cry for the rest.