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Last night, in what Channel 4 heavily advertised as "Black Friday", we saw the back of Friends, in an episode I can only describe as stunningly mediocre and awash with fake sentiment, and then the start of Big Brother 5, in which we were introduced to 12 of the most irritating, arrogant people to walk this earth.

I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire and I'd drunk a gallon of Diet Coke not two hours ago. I couldn't have spent more than five minutes with any one of them, never mind 10 weeks in a house with only ten beds and a see-through bog.

I shall be doing a lot of reading this summer (though I usually succumb and start watching somewhere around week 6 or so)

ETA, who am I kidding? Unless eagles swoop from the skies and pluck my eyes out, I'll be watching by week six.

At some point or other, remind me to write a defence of (small amounts of) reality TV. Or maybe I could get a life. One or the other.


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May. 29th, 2004 05:58 am (UTC)
ETA, who am I kidding? Unless eagles swoop from the skies and pluck my eyes out, I'll be watching by week six.

HA! Welcome to my world. BB (the US version) sucks me in every summer, despite my best intentions to ignore it. The worst part is that within two weeks of my becoming addicted, the contestants begin acting even more obnoxious and trashy and hateful. But by then it's too late and I can't stop watching, growing more irritated with them -- and myself -- with every passing minute.

Here's my BB season: I go from hate/resist to hate/grudgingly entertained to entertained/mildly hopeful (which lasts all of fifteen seconds) to hate/dashed hopes/addicted to hate/disgusted/hopelessly addicted to hate/longing for it to be over/swearing I will never watch this shite again.

I do this EVERY summer. Argh!
May. 29th, 2004 06:28 am (UTC)
You know, new season of SG-1 and SG Atlantis starts this summer.
May. 29th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
May. 29th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
And you? *g*
May. 29th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
Not a pusher. Well, not for Stargate, anyway. I can't recommend it unreservedly. The fic, though: that I will recommend unreservedly.
May. 29th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know. But, eh, better than reality TV of any sort.

Also? Your fault (well, and M's) that I'm watching Stargate.
May. 29th, 2004 09:33 am (UTC)
Do you get The Amazing Race over there? It should be in your defense if you do. I saw the first promo for TAR5 last night and nearly EEEEEEEEE'd myself silly.
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