the thing about reality,

well reality television to be exact, is that they haven't got much of reality in it. what a huge irony.

yes, kudos to all the mark burnetts and simon fullers out there who created so much fun (for the viewers at least) in backstabbing, badmouthing, and egotrips gone bad. but has anyone noticed that they've termed their works of geniuses "reality tv", but at the end of the day, you really have to question: "what reality?"

on the one hand, the lack of reality doesn't really bother me. it is television afterall. how can you stand, when you turn on the black box after a day of work, to see what has basically been occuring around you in the workplace/school?
i sure don't want to lead that kind of life (what life??!!).

on the other hand, i am pretty disgusted by the lack of orginality in these shows. yes when survivor and pop idol first burst out onto the media scene, people hailed them as the programs to catch.
but these programs, unfortunately, also generated nauseating copycats like temptation island, paradise hotel, big brother, american idol and fame.

(yes, much to my disbelief, american idol was a formula taken from UK's pop idol.)

and on the other hand (oh i just realised i've got three hands), nobody realises just when a program is reaching stale-dom. one prime example is survivor.
after what, seven? eight? seasons, they've finally surrendered and leave us with an all-star season which hopefully signals the demise - oh i mean end - of mark burnett's survivor.

yeah pulau tiga was fresh with gay richard hatch and bitter sue hawk, but pearl islands was downright yawnsville. i'd lost interest after the fourth season or so, but that was mainly because there weren't any eye candies anymore (heh, oops.).

anyways, i don't know whether to be ashamed on my part, or simply put the blame on the formula itself, but american idol just has not kept me awake. for the past 4 episodes, including yesterday's uncensored shit with will hung, i've always fallen asleep midway through the show.
not even ryan seacrest (the eye candy) or simon cow (the sarcastic candy) has managed to hold my interest.

i am so thoroughly disappointed! maybe i should just stick to korean dramas.

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