This past weekend I had a sleepover with some close girlfriends (+1 guy).
I rocked up to find them watching TV.
At our house we have poverty TV. (ie: SABC 1,2 and 3, ETV and occasionally CapeTown TV when you can sift through the snowiness and actually see anything).
And by the end of this night i was glad that’s all we have.
So it seems increasing the amount of channels does not give you more options all it does is broaden the number of programs by coming up with even more ridiculous concepts.
Example 1 – The batchelor.
O.k. so this ones been around for a while now. At first the feminist in me shouted
their answer to this – The Batchelorette.
Batchelor formula is 25 strangers + four weeks + annoying host + dozens of bouquets of roses = happy married couple.
LOL. It would take a maths literacy student 2seconds to figure out there is something wrong with this equation.
quotes from the show.
“I can’t look you in the eye and tell you that I love you.”
— Brad Womack, “The Bachelor,” season 11.
“You spent the day with her, come spend the night with me.”
— Trish Schneider, “The Bachelor,” season 5.
And this is my favourite – what a quality wife.
“People are mean to me, you know, sometimes, when, because of the way I look. You know and I mean it sounds, like, so stupid, but like, like people hate me because I’m beautiful. I mean like, no matter what, like, there is a huge prejudice and racist.”
— Sarah Welch, “The Bachelor,” season 7.
this show is dom. need any more proof?
Example 2 – dating in the dark
So this show isn’t as popular as the batchelor so it might need a wee bit explaining
“In this unique reality show, three men and three women are picked to live in a house shrouded in total darkness and tasked with undergoing various dating activities. Cameras catch all the action using night-vision technology. At the end of each episode contestants get a chance to see each other in the light of day, and decide whether or not to pursue their relationship”
So im pretty sure somewhere in the pitch for the show they tried to justify it by saying theyre stripping away all physical attraction and that they will fall in love with the person for who they really are ….blah blah blah.
lies. they had just run out of all variations of dating shows which can take place in the non-dark.
so get this in one part of the show they feel each other ?!
yes. like this.
This is pretty much my train of emotion in regard to these shows
There tons of outrageous shows….like
MTV 16 and pregnant.
Who’s your daddy.
Has morality flown out of the window? Why is this ok? so many questions. no answers.
Am i just old school?
Boy meets (one) girl (in the light). Boy Likes girl. Girl Likes boy. Boy asks girl to coffee and brings a rose. Girl and boy get married(without plastic surgery). Girl has baby(post marriage, post primary school). Girl knows who’s kid shes having(since she only sleeps with her husband).
They live happily ever after.