Is it just me, or do any of you find the idea of going on national T.V. to share some of the more personal, intimate information about yourself (or your relatives or friends for that matter) purely and simply mind-numbing if not outright idiotic?
What could the reason(s) behind this decision be? Your half-hour/hour of “fame”? The hope of learning something from all the pseudo-psychologists (and I use the term euphemistically) in the audience? A free trip and hotel stay? Needless to say the more freakazoid you are, the better your chances of getting selected. Aside from the five minutes worth of professional advice the participants are sometimes getting, on the whole, I find this kind of exercise to be a global waste of time, not to mention an insult to the intelligence of even the average viewer!
Of course, ratings often go through the roof and products sell. And isn’t it what it’s all about in the first place?
P.S.: No, I couldn’t even remotely be considered a regular viewer of this kind of programming.
PP.S.: Am I being a bit elitist here?