No doubt a number of you out there are familiar with a recent format called 'Shattered' which joins other similar programs in the reality TV genre. The programme was set in a complex where ten contestants were challenged to stay awake for a whole week competing for £100,000. Several attempts were made to make them fall asleep such as giving boring lectures, watching paint dry and being read children's stories whilst being tucked up in bed - I have got to hand it to the produucers of this 'experiment' because it certainly made me fall asleep. It was totally bereft of any scientific analysis and was purely staged to indulge the gormless viewing appetites of a public whose tastes are surely waning.
Tv shows such as Big Brother and even more recently David Blaine's quest to starve himself cant surely be considered good viewing? Surely this is distasteful and should not get any attention at all? No is the simple answer. Why do viewers delight at the torture of fellow human beings? I am inclined to believe that this is extremely desensitising and that before long the TV producers at Channel 4 will come up with something as hideous as a concentration camp simulation - and again there will be no complaints but congratulations on a splendid socio-scientific experiment! Surely we must stop watching these pathetic shows or else we are on the road to ruination as a society
I suppose it makes a change to the typical '100 Greatest...........' crap that we see on TV.
What?! Has no one seen reality TV?
these reality tv shows are just a horrid echo of the naff 'docu-soap' things such as Airport or whatever else. Everyone wants their 15 minues of fame, and seeing as there are just so many tv channels and shows to make producers are just using the cheapest, most willing subjects - the gormless general public.
I believe an analysis showed that the most a person could take was a week of not sleeping. He went paranoid and thought the testers was trying to poison him. So he locked himself in the toilet cubicle. And fell asleep.