Kent is sick and tired of the gutter-level of reality TV, and he's not going to take it anymore! And from the comments he has received, it looks like readers agree. So it's time to do something - time to take action - time to take a pee!
Hey guys and gals. I'll bet you're probably surprised to see that this isn't written on a piece of used toilet paper and slipped to a guard in the lockup I should be tossed into for speaking my mind. Hmm… that jailer looks a lot like Andy Rooney.
Nope, I'm still waiting for the bigshots at you know where to accept my settlement agreement (see An Open Letter to CBS) and send me those Caps and T-Shirts. But in the meantime, I've been amazed by the avalanche of correspondence I've received sufficiently articulating just what it is I've been saying about the current state of "reality TV" today. It's not just Big Brother -- they just happened to piss me off the most - it's all of them, from Dog Eat Dog to Anna Nicole. I hear there's gonna be a "Liza Minelli" reality show, OH GOD, what's next, Charles Manson with butchering tips?
Oh yeah, not to get distracted cause they pay me the big bucks to do BB3 analysis. Okay, Amy came back from the dead with a "twist" that really surprised the hell out of everyone. Wow, imagine them bringing back an evicted houseguest! They sure pulled a big one over on us.
She won HOH and will now wreak havoc on everyone who was mean to her before she left. That would include just about everyone so I have no idea who she'll nominate. But, here's my best guess. She will nominate Roddy and Chiara and Gerry will win Veto and leave it where it is. The self-proclaimed "slut" will soon be packing her bags. Or something entirely different will happen, how should I know? I'm still sitting in my neighbor's driveway waiting on the cable guy.
But, back to the response I've received. I feel an up swell of protest against gratuitous smut and profanity on television. I thought I'd share some of the articulate folks and their musings on the state of "reality TV." These are actual comments received but the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
You have put into words what we 'baby boomers' have been thinking!! 'Lo how the mighty have fallen'....Is 'reality TV' really the 'norm' in today's life, or: 'I'd be mortified if that was my daughter in BB3!!! -- Heather
Loved the CBS slam about BB3, remember this is the USA and we do have "freedom of speech." The decline of fun and healthy competition on the show has brought CBS to another low. Let's just change the name of BB3 to "How Low Can We Go." -- Lynda
So much so that we purchased the subscription to watch again this year. However, this WILL be our final year to waste our money on it. This has been nothing more than a copy of the TV series "real world" for the teeny boppers. This has been by far the WORST of the WORST!!!!!! We had "the twist" figured out from the get go. It would be pretty hard not to, if you had half a brain. -- Abigail
It is so good to see someone put it on the line as it truly is. It is sickening to have them think we are all a bunch of fools or idiots, when in "reality" they prove their ignorance by thinking so.
I just wanted to thank you for putting into words my disgust at what BB3 has become. I have watched this show each season and am glad to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that this show has gone completely to the adolescent gutter. It reminds me of junior high school, not only in regards to intellectual stimulation (or lack thereof), but also in how some people are being ganged up on, not just by the houseguests but it seems by CBS itself. A "highlights" clip of Gerry farting was not just in poor taste -- it was downright cruel. Gerry will forever be remembered as a farting machine when, as a teacher, I'm sure he has done a great deal of worthwhile work over the years. I was thoroughly disgusted that they spent so much time on it. Karen
I just finished reading your open letter to CBS (C-ing Boobs Sells), it amazes me that these are professionals creating and producing this show. If you read the ideas posted on many BB3 fan pages, I think you would agree that the show can be more interesting and exciting than these so-called professionals are making it. -- Joe
For me at this point, the question is how soon the sick concept will spend itself out, though ironically, the message boards have brought together some really wholesome people even
though they love such an unwholesome show. - Ben
I really cannot understand why they would think sex is more interesting then conflict or bitchy-ness. Sex is always sex no more or less! Started the same way and will always be finished the same way. But CONFLICT and BITCHY-NESS now to me is exciting as hell!!! I guess they think they know what they are doing... but NO THEY DON'T! -- Kacey
Yeah Kent, fight the power!! Good call on the show sucking sh*t this year. I still find the episodes too boring to watch anymore. Not to mention the fact that all the twists and turns they've thrown in there have completely taken away the strategy aspect of it and turned it into what amounts to a little more than dumb luck for whoever ends up winning... just cuzz those CBS dictators made you sign a contract larger than my phone book doesn't mean that they can change the fact that you are still living in America! Speak your mind and don't let those commies at CBS think they can stop you. -- Steve