Tuesday, January 3, 2012

03 JAN 12

TV or not TV...

With the exception of a few shows, I'm not a big fan of what's
on TV nowadays.
Reality shows, for the most part, get my gorge up.
Though there are two that I do watch and like... somewhat.
These are "Pawn Stars" and "American Restoration."
However, I find that the "staged" disagreements and conflicts are
obvious and usually just plain stupid in nature.
These conflicts gotta be the idea of some producer, looking to inject
some "drama" into the show.
If a show cannot be made to generate interest with it's original premise,
then it's time for it to be gone... artifice degrades the story being told.
The minute a plot-line is introduced, a show stops being "reality"
and becomes bad theater.

I would comment, too, that artifice also degrades the subjects who are the stars
of these shows but since they are appearing in a reality show to begin with,
they probably wouldn't care.

                                ( "... What, and leave show business?" )


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