Wednesday, 06 June 2012
Am I the only person who is tired of seeing TV shows with a romantic twist, particularly game and reality shows? Probably not. Last Monday I was watching Wheel of Fortune and was disappointed to see that it was "Newlyweds" week. When it came time for each contestant to share something about themselves, they also shared something about how they met their significant other, who was also playing on the show. Not only did it take an incredibly long time to get through contestant descriptions, but I just didn't care. Sorry, but I don't need to see wedding photos of contestants who I will probably never meet in real life. Not to mention all those puzzles that all had romance themes. Gag. I wish they'd have focused less on the romance and more on the game. It's so much of a distraction when they do love themes.
Then there was the popular game show Wipeout. In a particular "couples" episode, players played in teams of two trying to get through a demanding obstacle course. You can't play an obstacle course in teams of two! It doesn't work. What if one person is in first and the other is in last place? And not only that, all the hosts of the game cared about was the pair's romantic history. Hello, I came to see a game show? Not a romantic history of yet more people who I will probably never meet. The hosts mostly just wanted to make romantic jokes instead of narrate the game like they were supposed to. All I want is a game show, not a romance show.
And what about shows like The Bachelorette? A show forcing contestants to compete for the love of someone they've never even met. And competing in "challenges" (or whatever) just to prove that they are the "right" one. Ridiculosity. And if you don't even love the girl in the first place (hopefully you don't), what's even the point? It's all so superficial. I would NOT want to marry someone who a bunch of other people were "competing" for, whether they loved the girl or not. Which makes it even worse, in my opinion. Trying to find (superficial) love by going on a game show is a desperate, Jon Arbuckle-type thing to wanna do.
One more person that I have to touch on: Taylor Swift. I've been a fan of hers for a long time. But for the love of God, please keep the catty insults out of your music! Using a song just to publicly humiliate others is such a middle-school drama queen thing to do. Sure, go ahead and make music about love or based off of your love experiences-more power to you! And many of her songs do. But using music as an excuse to insult people is not cool. Not only will you gain a bad reputation, but the music will sound amateur and terrible. In fact, John Mayer recently just came out and said that he felt insulted by her song "Dear John," so hopefully Taylor will take the hint. (Also, Taylor, a word of advice: it may help if you don't attempt to date every single male co-worker you've ever worked with.)
Lesson learned here: Keep the romance out of reality TV (and music, if applicable)!!!!!