Well tonight is the big event…the first episode of another show featuring sex, lies and idiots that I refuse to watch. Oh, I succumbed to temptation years ago and watched a few episodes when a local boy was featured, but I learned my lesson. NOT appropriate entertainment for an old woman with blood pressure problems! And given the “teasers” that have been aired for the last two weeks I would guess that the show has gotten worse.
My burning question concerning this show, a book everyone seems to be reading, and the latest “almost-porn” movie, is WHO is the target audience? Years ago I took several marketing and psychology classes that explored advertising statistics and strategies. I also worked in advertising for a few years. And I worked for a publishing house where we had to know, without a doubt, who was going to read our next book, and why…otherwise we didn’t make any money! So I ask you…who wants to watch sex, lies, and idiots?
Someone must be sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for tonight. And I know there are at least ten more shows on television that equal this one in virtual voyeurism. Even some people I personally know have surprised, okay shocked me, by going to the aforementioned movie.
Entertainment isn’t produced just for our enjoyment. The fundamental purpose of everything we see and most of what we read is to MAKE MONEY. People are paid big bucks to sit around and develop ideas for the next thing that will promote people, products, and programs that we will pay money to see, have, and participate in. Obviously someone has figured out who wants to see the nonsense airing tonight.
So…who are you and why do you watch this stuff? Inquiring minds want to know….