Outside of MST3K, I watch many things, but my biggest weakness is trashy reality TV. Tonight is the live reunion of the most recent season of Love Is Blind. Or was, as it was supposed to start airing an hour ago, but Netflix crashed, seemingly unprepared for this. It makes me appreciate the folks from Alternaversal and The Gizmoplex that much more. I love how the White Dot that accidentally debuted that night and further brought the community together. I know the premiere of Season 13 was on a smaller scale than what Netflix is doing tonight, but I feel Alternaversal had it sh!t together that much more on that night than Netflix does tonight.
The LIB reunion stream only just started working a couple minutes ago. I don’t remember seeing the White Dot for nearly that long!
Yes, I get that, but reality has enough real drama, stress, and tension, then these shows create artificial drama, stress, and tension… and I’m supposed to be entertained by that?
This is the cooked/blanched spinach of the entertainment world for me? It’s ok that some people enjoy it, I guess? I can’t stand the smell or the texture… and the taste is ruined by not getting past those.
And, I guess the fact that the genre really seemed to gain traction in and after the last writers strike, where networks discovered that they could make reality shows cheeper and cut writing staff costs, productions costs, etc… meh… that part alone still rubs me the wrong way?
I’m just glad that I’m not trapped in a satellite up in space forced to watch em.
Hang on to your butts. The WGA just voted to authorise another strike if they can’t reach a deal with the Producers Guild by May 1. Networks are already stockpiling scripts and planning more reality/competition shows to fill gaps if necessary.