It’s Thursday. Almost time for the weekend, and the time of the week that we settle into The Lounge to spill our guts about the Theme of the week. This week is being hosted by Robo Mum and is all about Adult Tantrums. I obviously don’t throw tantrums (those who know me IRL can just shut your pie holes lol) so I decided to write about the minefield of tantrums that is reality television.
Every single night, on every channel there is some description of reality television that couldn’t be further from reality if it tried. I image that the thinking people in the entertainment industry must sit around all day thinking about what ridiculous concept they can come up with next to enthrall the masses.
Brainstormer 1: Let’s create a show about people driving.
Brainstormer 2: That’s too boring it needs something to make it pop! What if we add in their long lost cousin who they haven’t spoken to in 50 years.
Brainstormer 1: It will be a hit! To spice things up we will turn into a to the death demolition derby, the people will go mad for it.
Brainstormer 3: We can’t kill people, won’t people get a bit pissed about that?
Brainstormer 1: That’s the beauty of it! People will be so pissed off and find the concept so unbelievable they will have to tune in just to see if we are really going to do it.
Brainstormers together: Suckers!
That may or may not be an actual conversation about a new reality television series.
My Kitchen Rules has finished in the last could of weeks here and there is nothing like a bunch of cooks who think they are the bees knees, chucked into room together and told to fight for their right to be the best. It is a minefield of tantrums, tears and outbursts.
Exhibit A. Sophia. She was the talk of social media for her outbursts and tantrums.Image Here
The reality tv series however that is known for its tantrums is x factor. A simple search on Youtube will get you pages and pages of bad singing followed by epic tantrums because the judges told them they are shit. The judges aren’t exempt however with Sharon Osbourne quitting x factor half way through a show…twice.
I may or may not have lost hours upon hours to Youtube watching reality television tantrums but it was all for you dear reader. It is a community service really. Without my searching, and trawling through videos you wouldn’t have been able to see this little gem. Enjoy!