Last night I saw a commercial for a new MTV reality show that follows around veterans of other reality shows like “Survivor” and “The Real World” as they struggle to remain famous and recognized.
I think we need to stop and take a collective breath to consider where we’re headed as a society.
Be assured, this is not your average reality show. This is a sub-reality show. This is a parasitic succubus that feeds on the discarded trash of proper reality shows, themselves cultural drain. This show can’t even summon the dignity of programs like “The Surreal Life”, which documents the downward spiral of former cast members of “The Jeffersons” and “Full House”. At least those people are a former something, albeit barely. This new program essentially presents the depressing struggling against the inexorable tug of public disinterest and the passage of time. Ironically, the mere existence of the show itself provides a futile glint of hope to the participants that people care, which we most certainly do not. As a matter of fact, I wish ill to them.
Anyway, the show airs tonight. The viewing party’s at my place at 9. BYO fudge.