Culturally, this has been the decade of the reality show. And what do we have to show for it? Not much more than the contestants themselves.Far better to glorify tape than to be on it I guess.
Survey the wreckage. Richard Hatch, the first Survivor champion, was just released from prison (he didn’t pay taxes on his winnings). The marriage of the Octoparents, Jon and Kate, is a shambles. Richard and Mayumi Heene were so desperate to land a reality series, they concocted an enormous hoax, convincing the country their child had been carried away in a balloon. Michaele and Tareq Salahi tried to claw their way onto the sure-to-be-hideous series Real Housewives of D.C. by brazening their way into a state dinner. And alleged wife-killer Ryan Jenkins, a contestant on two VH1 shows, is a stark reminder that fame is not a reflection of good character.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Talentless Nobodies Aiming Above Their Stations
Posted by Substance McGravitas at 8:47 PM