Sunday, January 13, 2008

TV eats itself

"Reality TV" (stupid name) continues to eat itself apace. ITV's celebrity ice dancing show, itself a blatant rip-off of Strictly Come Dancing, started again tonight. I like the real dancing show, but ice-dancing just doesn't do it for me. It's all technically very impressive (probably) but there seems to be much less variety in it. Maybe it's just personal preference.

But anyway, on the show tonight were two people who were only famous because they were on other reality shows first: Gareth Gates off of English American Idol and Suzanne Shaw off of whatever that thing that made Hearsay was called. Neither have exactly become huge stars since. The only way they are able to continue their screen time is by appearing on similar "talent" shows to the ones they made their name on.

It seems to me like this is a bit like having the news where all the news stories are about other news readers (back like it was when that white jacket man became an MP). Or possibly a cookery programme where the chefs cook foods out of celebrity chefs. Perhaps Hugh Fiddly-Whatsisface could cook a (free-range) Jamie Oliver pie.

I'd actually happily watch that one. TV literally eating itself.

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