“If you don’t like it, don’t watch it”
Oh how I love this refrain whenever discussion centres around some kind of Reality TV series. It’s the assertion that there’s no harm to anyone else that comes as a result of some people watching a relatively innocuous show. It’s a fairly simple argument, but one that holds very little merit.
Because it appears that most of the mainstream television that makes it to the prime time slots is becoming invariably of the “Reality” ilk. Australia’s MasterChefs Have Talent Factor Rules or whatever seems to be the flavour du jour and even though I find myself not at all enamoured with any of these shows, it’s is still impossible to ignore. Twitter feeds get clogged up with the rubbish, requiring constant curation of the mute function to cover the myriad hashtags that people dream up as they relate what ever on earth it is that some nobody concocted in a kitchen.
“Don’t Watch It?” I ask incredulously, “How on earth can I do that?”
So, I reject that argument. I reject it so completely that I imagine it being hurled away on a giant slingshot, propelling out from the coast of Australia where I hope it finds a watery grave in some far, deep trench. And I encourage anyone else who agrees with me to storm into any discussion relating to a Reality TV show and not arguing against the parasitic format, but instead declaring to anyone who watches this drivel that we are taking television back. Why? Because the rest of the imbeciles out there have proven year after year after year after year that they cannot be trusted.
You’ve had your time with television. Now rack off and find something else to do while people with taste start running the show and declaring what should be broadcast.
*blogging equivalent of mic dropping now*
(I hope to return to regular comic drawing soon. I drew this during the week after wanting to gnaw my own face off from watching an episode of My Kitchen Rules, narrated by the Adelaide Jerks podcast [available on iTunes]. I loathe to rely on filler like this, but I hope to get back to regular programming soon)