Cricket Player Manager
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 53

Thread: Who watches reality TV?

  1. #1
    International Coach social's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    12,849

    Who watches reality TV?

    Got home tonight and my wife was watching some episode of the Kardashians where Kim was justifying her divorce after a few days of marriage

    She is obviously a good sort (Kim that is) but the whole thing was so obviously contrived that it was ****n tragic to think that millions of people tune in every week to watch this ****

    I get the fact that the Kardashians, Osbornes, etc are very good businesspeople but it really is the lowest form of "entertainment"

  2. #2
    Hall of Fame Member Howe_zat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Top floor, bottom buzzer
    Posts
    16,787
    I wish I'd been the genius who first figured out that his TV company didn't have to worry about quality, interest or originality when writing his scripts, he could just fill it with silly stereotypes and then dub it "reality" in order to get away with it. As an extra bonus, this means that he wouldn't have to pay the actors.

    What a magnificent bastard he was.
    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

  3. #3
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Refreshingly Unconcerned With The Vulgar Exigencies Of Veracity
    Posts
    32,700
    Does the Apprentice count?

  4. #4
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Gone too soon
    Posts
    45,406
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Does the Apprentice count?
    I imagine basic numeracy is beyond them, tbh.

    EyeThangEwe. I'm here all week...
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "I don't believe a word of Pietersen's book, but then I don't believe a word anyone else has said either."
    - Simon Barnes renders further comment on KP's autobiography superfluous in a sentence


  5. #5
    International Coach Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    10,020
    Used to watch the Apprentice. In fact I watched it back when it first came on TV. Stopped watching it because it's just the same bunch of ego centric people on TV trying to promote themselves rather than getting that job.

  6. #6
    Global Moderator Fusion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    11,602
    Have always watched "The Amazing Race". Though I think Social isn't referring to reality competition shows, but rather the "follow their life" type of shows. The Amazing Race to me has always been high quality TV. Not only do I love the competition aspect of it, but I love the locales that we get to discover through the show.
    Last edited by Fusion; 05-03-2012 at 06:32 PM.

  7. #7
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Refreshingly Unconcerned With The Vulgar Exigencies Of Veracity
    Posts
    32,700
    Shows with TV Psychics like John Edward are also pretty lolbad.

  8. #8
    International Coach Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    10,020
    I hate those reality shows where you have the dog/kid nanny. It's always an English lady in an American household.

  9. #9
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    42,391
    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I wish I'd been the genius who first figured out that his TV company didn't have to worry about quality, interest or originality when writing his scripts, he could just fill it with silly stereotypes and then dub it "reality" in order to get away with it. As an extra bonus, this means that he wouldn't have to pay the actors.

    What a magnificent bastard he was.
    News bulletins have been around since television was invented, tbf.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
    "People make me happy.. not places.. people"
    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

    #408. Sixty three not out forever.

  10. #10
    Request Your Custom Title Now! benchmark00's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Is this CricketWeb's greatest poster in the short history of the forum?
    Posts
    37,157
    Beauty and the Geek is awesome.
    Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | Big Bash League tipping champion of the universe
    Come and Paint Turtle
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Kohli. Do something in test cricket for once please.

    Thanks.

  11. #11
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    55,719
    Benchy self-promoting the shows he stars in.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

  12. #12
    Request Your Custom Title Now! benchmark00's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Is this CricketWeb's greatest poster in the short history of the forum?
    Posts
    37,157
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Benchy self-promoting the shows he stars in.
    I'm a good looking bloke, what of it.

  13. #13
    International Captain Ausage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    I'll show ye!!
    Posts
    5,339
    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    I'm a good looking bloke, what of it.
    Getting some ugly tail.

    Would rather be the nerd tbh.
    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

    Too many bones, not enough CASH!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZwgu8_b0Vw

    RIP Craig

  14. #14
    International Coach KiWiNiNjA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    In the kitchen
    Posts
    10,601
    I get enough reality in my daily life.

  15. #15
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    17,229
    The person in the role of TV programming executive now has the easiest job in the world - get a hat, write 'cooking show', 'home renovation show', 'fat person losing weight show', and 'talent show' on pieces of paper and then draw one out. Wa la, that's your new show.

    Reality TV ****s me to tears. It's not reality. It's people trying to be entertaining because they know they're on TV. And usually they're as boring as ****.
    "What is this what is this who is this guy shouting what is this going on in here?" - CP. (re: psxpro)

    R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best

    R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi

    Member of the Church of the Holy Glenn McGrath

    "How about you do something contstructive in this forum for once and not fill the forum with ****. You offer nothing." - theegyptian.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. *Official* West Indies in India
    By Cevno in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 2553
    Last Post: 12-12-2011, 04:09 AM
  2. Lucid Dreams my Reality check failed
    By Brett Dale in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-11-2010, 07:27 PM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 13-12-2006, 06:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •