Tuesday, January 24, 2006

No One Goes Home Clean

Much like porn, reality TV is fine for a quick release, but it can really rot your brain if you press the buzzer too often.

That said, if you're one of the few Americans who, like me, didn't watch Louisiana mom Marguerite Perrin's faith-based freakout on Fox's Trading Spouses when it aired in November, you need to see it. You might want to take a shower after watching, but you need to see it. It's like a car crash, animal attack and exorcism all rolled into one utterly rotten yet undeniably compelling entertainment explosion.

Decades from now, when historians are trying to explain the end of America, they will pore over TV clips like this for clues about why it happened.

8 comments:

David Wyatt said...

I hereby declare that I, David Wyatt, am 'dark-sided.' There's not much to say about that clip other than: thanks for sharing it.

Unsettlingly entertaining...

wes said...

Yes, thanks for sharing. Was a great way to start the day off. My darksided day.

booberrypancake said...

yes, everything has been darksided in our house since margaret came into our lives.

"she is not a chrisTIAN-UH!"

priceless.

melanie
delicateflower.luckyhazel.com

Karla said...

That is horrendously awful. Has she been put in a loony bin yet? Scary...her poor family.

Anonymous said...

Wow. This...spectacle...doesn't exactly make me proud to be in the television business.

Michael

Dan said...

Compelling? What's compelling about joining FOX's exploitation of a woman with mental health issues?

Greg said...

I'm not going to deny that this brand of reality TV is soul-sucking and dehumanizing for everyone involved, from the network to the producers to the participants and on down to the viewer.

But I did find this particular clip compelling.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's profoundly disturbing.

Now I know why I don't watch this crap when it's on.

Thanks for posting this, Greg....
I feel like I need to brush my eyeballs now.
--Creem Fillin