I think we can all agree that “Reality Television” has been beaten to death by now, and every little idiotic idea for a new show digs deeper from the dregs of whatever marketing moron thinks this shit up.
But this show is hitting a little close to home, and there are two specific things about it I’d like to address.
First of all – I find the idea of total strangers marrying each other at the whim of the Jerry Springerites watching this shit to be utterly offensive. Talk about making a joke out of the institution of marriage, for what that’s worth.
All I know is that I got married for all the right reasons. I wasn’t trying to impress anyone, I wasn’t shooting for what was behind door number three, I didn’t want to be crowned the winner at 8:00, 9:00 central … and my marriage ended up not working. How the fuck are we supposed to watch this shit and then go “aaawwww, isn’t that romantic,” when Cleetus marries Jolene on national tv after meeting each other for the first time as they step up to the altar.
Fuck them. I hope this abortion of a program causes 25 years of lawsuits and anullments and bad press and the only good thing I can see coming out of it is that maybe the public will finally see how utterly fucking moronic reality TV is getting and ace this shit once and for all.
Secondly – this is a little touchy, but it does make me curious …
What’s that argument the “Moral Right” keeps whipping up as opposition to gay marriages? The Defense of Marriage crap? Gay marriages make a mockery of marriage?
Where are these wing nuts now? I want to see some of these people stepping up and condemning this program. If the issue is whether or not a marriage is being held in the proper regard, and not the sexual orientation of the participants, I want to see Pat Motherfucking Buchanan on TV condemning this making-a-collosal-fucking-joke-out-of-marriage show now!
I’m not even sure how that side of the political scale views this show, but I swear if nobody has a problem with this “harmless entertainment” and in the next breath rants and raves about two men or two women who are in love and who are committed to each other wanting to get married, then in my mind they’ve blown their argument about defense of marriage.
(Joe Millionaire was kind of cool though).