TV and Reality. Un-blurring the lines. Breaking the verticle hold.

Reality TV has been steadily on  the rise and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.  Get over it ‘serious’ actors/actresses and get in where you fit in.  I’m sure NeNe and nem will let you come on their show and show off you thespianic skills.  But reality TV will survive, it will not be fired, it will remain on top.  That message was bought to you by the good people over at Stating-the-Obvious!

Here’s my observation.  The pervasiveness of ‘reality TV ‘ may just have gone to our heads in ways that could prove harmful.  Sure there’s the innocuous condition I like to call Gimme-a-show-too-osis.   This is an affliction where the subject thinks that some facet of their life is sooo  interesting that the world is missing out if they don’t tune into it.  I must admit I once suffered from it and firmly held that they should make a reality show about la vie d’un librarian.  It really isn’t all shelving and shushing!  But a reality show is a bit of a stretch ’cause we don’t have hot tubs or drinks in fluted glasses.  Anyway this condition clears up pretty quickly on its own or with a topical application of ‘Nah-son-Next!’.

To my point of this phenomenon proving harmful:  Countless hours of RTV have me feeling like the camera’s are on and a director will yell ‘cut’ before I (the talent) can come to any harm.  Not so, and trying to hero walk across a busy street just ’cause you’re feeling Ellen-Ripley-bad will get yo arse  ran over.

And now the books.

Titles/Days 77-80


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