Friday, March 26, 2010

Things That Make You Go...Grrrr Arg!

Do you know, I'm all for a bit of change, evolution and progression can be a good thing for example; taking excessively large shoulder pads out of jumpers...good thing, Shell suits relegated to the fashion trends of the Chav...good thing, the return of Doctor Who....genius thing, but also there's the enevitable bad stuff; shrinking chocolate bars...bad thing, the 'Y' generation (see Kim's Post for explanation)...definitely bad thing, text speak...annoying thing and the continuing trend for self destructing television....ludicrous thing

Now, I've been patient, I've put up with (begrudingly) the Big Brother's, Wife Swap's, I'm a Celebrity's, X-Factor's and all the other 'loosely based on' reality series, hoping the fad would soon run it's course and once again quailty drama and entertainment shows, which actually entertain, would reign.  Alas it seems this detestable fad has bred a reality grabbing, celebrity (and I used that word in it's loosest possible form) infatuated, mind numbed, 'Ooo look shiny' generation of viewers who, I fear, wouldn't know decent drama o quaility writing if it showed up on their doorstep, slapped them upside the head and said 'hello, I'm Being Human'. 

It seems nothing remains safe from the current culling of drama on one of the British flagship channels, ITV, unless of course it's associated with that ego iflated man, with the highest waistline on television. Who I've also learned is to get an award for services to the music and television industry over the last decade.  If it were possible for me to spit fire right now...I mean really? cheap, talentless, vomit inducing, power trip shows which use the public fasination with car crash telly to wring out every last quid from their wallets, whilst occasionally setting off fireworks to give to appearence of expense....* walks away shaking head and making disgruntled muttley like noises of contempt*...yet another nail in the coffin of British Television!

6 comments:

Firefly mom said...

Here, here! Yet another reason why we're friends.

I have a sneaking suspicion that Simon Cowell would hate me. I abhor reality television...and I've never watched ANY of his shows. I tried - twice - to sit through an ep of American Idol, and I just couldn't do it. Not without anti-nausea meds and a morphine drip.

Kimberly said...

I like to listen to Simon dole out heaps of reality to these tone deaf people who show up for American Idol!!! He doesn't pull any punches! I don't watch the show on a regular basis, but I love the look of shock and the weepy eyes of the contestants, after Simon speaks!

I'm a pull no punches kind of girl! No fluff here! LOL I don't go around kicking puppies, but if your showing your ass or annoying me, I will tell you point blank to move along and try not to be an idiot!

Emma said...

Carri-Ann - yep I get bored very quickly with these shows, dad likes to watch the early rounds when the freaky folk are let out of their 'special' units for the day and audition. I ususally leave the room making mutley grumbling like noises

Kim - yeah hold doesn't hold back does Simon but the whole process and the money these shows make displeases me as does the obvious 'I want my five minutes of fame' people....and remind me not to get on your bad side...though I tend to keep my arse in my trousers, so we should be all good lol

Anonymous said...

And the red button on the remote is for...

Emma said...

Ah, thankyou Anonymous, to think I've been sitting here all these years needlessly watching mind numbing drivel without the knowledge to make it all stop...sleep easy knowing you have aided a person in the correct function of a remote control...go forth and spread the word to all those in need...release a single and then maybe the world will be a more tasteful place.

Anonymous said...

You mean you've been needlessly watching mind numbing drivel with the knowledge to make it all stop?