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Reality TV

Big Brother, Shipwrecked, Castaway, Survivor, Eden.

They're all shit but I can't stop watching them. DAMN IT!!!

Posted by Mzebonga on Friday, 18th January 2002

Previously, I have said that having Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell in cahoots for shit TV programmes like Pop Idol was a travesty to the word music - not that music really entered into it much.

I actually thought they were jointly behind X Factor and had made a Pop Idol for even bigger rejects. Turns out that it was Cowell's idea so that he could make a bigger cut.

Now, Mr Sellout and Mr Trousers-Around-His-Nipples have fallen out and are trying to get a chunk of each others money. Yeah, so they settled out of court: big deal!

It is a big deal! FIVE MORE SERIES OF AMERICAN IDOL?? This is horrible!

Posted by Mzebonga on Tuesday, 29th November 2005

I just finished watching a programme called Porno, Preachers & Peddlers, which was a humorous documentary about various channels on UK digital television.

There was a porn channel where the guy had no viewers and had to make the texts up himself and then, as he threatened to go bankrupt, he got robbed without any of the equipment being insured.

There was a bunch of auction television channels where they sell all manner of tat.

My personal favourite was the Christian channel where they kept accidentally cutting off people who'd rung in to talk to someone because they felt suicidal then, during a discussion about the inappropriate nature of sex education in schools, they broadcast a video that displayed graphic images of female genitalia and described in detail how to masturbate.

And I just realised the word genitalia has italia in it.

Posted by Mzebonga on Thursday, 20th July 2006

100 Greatest...

They like doing "The 100 Greatest" charts on TV. Who picks these things? Who decides what goes in them? Who was responsible for all the 1980s music videos?

Posted by Mzebonga on Sunday, 6th August 2006

Big Brother 5

There's the new series of Big Brother on TV and I think this year is going to be something extra.

Yes, within 3 minutes of having started watching it, I was so annoyed I was forced to change channel.

Posted by Mzebonga on Friday, 28th May 2004

Fame Academy

Why was it nothing like Fame the TV program?

Posted by Mzebonga on Saturday, 11th January 2003

Kirsty's Home Videos

I have to say that I thought that "You've Been Framed!" was an all time low in home viewing, but today, while watching the above mentioned show, there was a huge car pile up, a go-carting accident and various other dangerous collisions over which someone had clearly randomly dubbed canned laughter.

Are people laughing at this stuff or is it an ironic gibe at this format of show? I have no idea. But it seems pretty tasteless.

Posted by Mzebonga on Sunday, 6th July 2003