You’ve got to be kidding me
I haven’t been watching any non-cable network television over the summer, so I was amazed to find out (or maybe not) via one of my RSS feeds that there was a show that debuted on Thursday called “America’s Greatest Dog.”
Are you fucking kidding me, people? Apparently you’ll watching anything.
The RSS feed that informed me of this latest conceptual travesty was The Onion’s TV Club, where the reviewer of the show gave it an F. Thank heavens for small miracles. Apparently it’s the worst recycling of the “reality” format possible. I wouldn’t know because I haven’t watched it, and I won’t. Ever.
But that won’t stop me from blasting the show sight unseen, because the title of the show is AMERICA’S GREATEST DOG, for Chrissakes. This is what we want to watch on television, folks? I mean, really? A “reality” competition centering on people’s goddamned pets?
Apparently so, because I learn from another RSS feed this morning that CBS won the hour with 9.5 million suckers, er, viewers. Seriously? That’s more, by far, than a first-run episode of some quality network shows, like, say, “Friday Night Lights.”
I’ve got a better title for this show: America’s Greatest BULLSHIT.
That is all.