I know I've bitched about TV before, but you have to hear me out.
I don't normally watch game shows, and there is a reason for that. I think that 73 percent of the people who go on game shows are complete fucking morons. If you exclude those who go on Jeopardy, ( the only intelligent game show in my opinion) the number skyrockets to 99.9 percent.
All the others are just greedy fucking train wreaks. You're not watching to hope the contestant does well, you're watching to see them crash and burn. And most of them do, in a spectacular fashion. Because the average game show contestant should not be allowed to drive to the studio unescorted, never mind appearing on national TV with any sense of dignity intact.
And what's with looking to the audience, your friends, God, hoping for some sign on how to compete better? If the audience knew what to do, they'd be the fuckers up on stage, and since they aren't up there, and have absolutely no stake in the outcome of your contest, why would you ask them for help? I get so pissed when I see this happen.
And that's the big battle at my house. To see if we are going to actually watch this shit. I can't even stand being in the room to watch these greedy bastards act like ignorant schmucks for a chance to win a car or some money. And when they do win something, they'll throw it away to win a little bit more. Who wants to watch that?
I'll admit I'm painting with pretty broad strokes here, and some of these shows are slightly more tolerable than others. Any of them are better than reality TV, but not by much. Like I said earlier, I don't see the fascination.