Ok surfing the net I came across this article. There are two new reality series coming out this fall. One on ABC called “Wife Swap”, and the other on Fox called “Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy”. Although the networks are claiming the shows are not as racy as the title implies, this still sounds like a very, very, bad idea. Of course this is all coming from someone who never really understood the whole reality tv thing. I mean come on, as I heard one comedian say:
“Reality is actually a bunch of fat, lazy americans sitting on their couch with a beer watching these stupid shows, now lets see a reality show about that and see how the ratings do.”
I think this is yet another nice indicator of the moral decay of our society. With this trajectory, we are only one step away from being as racy as the title sounds.
you are whacked. totally whacked. Trading spouses is just another mindless scripted “reality” show and you blogging on about it just gives it more recognition than it deserves. I say, “give america what it deserves… more inane television”. And this isn’t just the medication talking here…
Um … yeah. If we ignore the problem, it’s sure to go away. I hardly think that blogging about perversion in any way supports the perversion.
I saw an ad for this on a television in a store I was in this week. I’m not sure I had quite believed it before that. Makes me glad I never watch television any more.
I didn’t recommend “ignoring the problem”. Nor did i suggest that blogging about perversion supports perversion. In fact, I don’t think I called reality shows perverse. Nice. Thanks for playing, though.
No, *I* an calling reality shows perverse. Particularly this one. Glorifying the role of peeping tom to a national pasttime is a perversion.
What you did say is that blogging about it “gives it more recognition than it deserves”, as though, somehow, if things don’t deserve recognition, it’s better to pretend that they are not happening. I tend to be of the opinion that things like this *should* be held up to the light, so that the world can see the absurdities that they are participating in.
I’m sorry my earlier remarks were unclear enough to be misunderstood. I’ll try to use smaller words next time.
Thanks, I’d appreciate smaller words.