Wednesday, 12 January 2011

TV Gone Mad

I'm the first to admit that I watch trash TV! You name it, I watch it, be it reality, soap, game show or documentary, I have most probably tuned in once or twice. I'm also a strong believer that when your day's work is done, there's nothing better than curling up on the sofa, with a cuppa in front of the soaps (and Glee of course!).

That said, even I am getting a little sick and tired and even - dare I say it - ashamed of the offerings on our screens.

Firstly, you can’t miss the uproar that is being caused by the soaps at the moment. If it’s not fathering your best friend’s child, or admitting that you gave your baby to your sister in your past it’s, yep, you guessed it…baby swapping!

For the past two weeks I have sat in a state of shock in front of Eastenders. Don’t get me wrong, I think the acting from the leading characters has been flawless, but with regards to the story line itself, is it just one step too far for what is supposed to be light hearted relief from the stresses and strains of day-to-day life?

The Queen of the Vic herself, Barbara Windsor, has also been reported to say that she is utterly shocked and ashamed by the story line and it’s no longer the soap we all love.

Switch over on to digital, and the talk of the box from last night on my Facebook and Twitter was #ToolAcademy ! I am simply lost for words on this one. It is a reality show about rubbish boyfriends who are being publicly humiliated by the girlfriends and branded ‘a tool’. I say no more….

The question I want to ask is; the ones that create such shows, and write said story lines, is this really what the viewing public wants to see on the box of an evening? I am not so sure.

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