Over at the Round World through Square Glasses blog, I caught an interesting article by Alan about daytime TV. Anyone who’s ever watched any daytime TV will know that it’s 90% utter rubbish, and that’s actually being generous. The remaining 10%? Just ordinary rubbish. The point is, it seems that these shows will do anything to get ratings, and the lows they will stoop to are, frankly, astoundingly sickening.
While I sat watching the Tyra show, I was listening to the content and
then watching the audience cutaways while all of the conversation was
going on. The topic was first-time prostitutes. They had a 20-something
mother of 5, another woman who just liked sex and was wanting to pay
her mother’s medical bills and (and THIS was the kicker!) an 18-year
old whose FATHER was HELPING her be a hooker!!! So I’m watching this
and there are young girls in the audience? Maybe the girls present
during this taping were with their parents or maybe they were “legally”
of age…but I’m sorry…this topic was a little much for the girls that I
saw in that studio.
I think it’s pretty well known that morals fall by the wayside when money is involved, but this? Dude…I’m with Alan all the way. Unfortunately, I don’t think that daytime TV is something that’s going to go away anytime soon–sadly, too many people thrive on rubbish and not enough on anything of substance.
Here in South Africa, we don’t get the same sheer volume of daytime trash (I coined a new phrase! Let’s all use it!), but we certainly see enough of it, if the TV guide is anything to go by.
So if you’re one of those people who actually watches this crap, please enlighten us: for the love of all that is good, why?? Isn’t there anything better to do? Perhaps read a book? Play a game? And if you watch this crap, what do you think about the father helping his daughter to be a hooker of all trades??