Granted “little people”, while faced with some unique challenges, are just like anyone else, and have families and lives just like anyone else. But I do not want to watch them go about their everyday life.
I do not want to watch a woman give birth, or a family raise children.
I do not want to watch the lower classes bicker at work, whether at a beauty parlor or a tattoo parlor or anyplace else.
I do not want to watch brain dead college drop-outs living and playing together.
I do not want to watch the work and personal lives of anyone unfold, regardless of their level of income or degree of celebrity.
I do not want to watch total idiots degrade themselves for the sake of greed or to get a mate.
And what’s with all these “Real Housewives” shows? Who gives a rat’s arse about the private lives and infighting of self-absorbed spoiled surgically-enhanced trophy wives?
Pardon my “French”, but there is really no other word that describes what America has mis-named reality television than shit – human excrement.
At its worst it is gross (and bad) soft-core pornography (i.e. the VH1, MTV, and E! offerings) and at its basic bad it is people of low intelligence and no self-esteem being humiliated. None of these offerings have an ounce of entertainment, educational, or socially redeeming value. And I challenge anyone to provide an intelligent explanation otherwise.
So Santa, do you have any pull at the FCC?