Little by little we are spiraling into a place where being tacky, rude, immoral, unethical or stupid is often rewarded with a reality show, book or movie deal. TV moguls have created a genre that seems to be a bottom less pit. Nothing is prohibitive or sensitive.
In fact crude and rude seem to be in vogue. Presently you can watch New Jersey housewives which is predicated on a group of uber-entitled women, one of which recently declared bankruptcy.
It seems Theresa Giudice and husband Joes’ spending sprees have left them owing 10. 5 million dollars to creditors. However, their lawyers ability to finagle their case allows them to keep any new income they make which will then make it possible for Teresa to continue to shop till she drops.
If you want a teenage version, you have only to turn on Jersey Shores. This group takes gauche to an all time high. Snookie the young girl who seems to get the most press is now about to launch a clothing line called “ Filthy Couture”.
Now there’s something I can’t wait to buy. I wonder if the label recommends taking a bath afterwards.
Have a need to watch a couple with bad manners? Well, you just got your wish. The Salahis who crashed a White House dinner party are set to have their own show. I wonder what the premise will be? Will they simply spend their nights going to parties their not invited to, while viewers watch the shocked look on the host and hostesses faces?
If none of the above sounds enticing then I suggest you watch Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who was caught transporting a hooker across state lines in his new CNN talk show. It seems CNN’s ratings have gone down so why not?
In fact you can not only watch Spitzer, but you can also read Ashley Dupres column in the New York Post called “Meet Market”. She was the one who bedded Spitzer and I guess her expertise is such that she gets to write once a week about sex, love, and relationships. If you’re a psychologist you might want to trade your shingle for a set of sheets.
In fact being refined, tasteful and educated is probably not going to cut it. If you want to have a realty show you’re going to have to get down in the dirt and scratch with the chickens.