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Writer's Block: Reality TV Your Way

If you could make your own reality show, what would it be about and who would be on it?
Reality TV: at best, an amusing docu-soap featuring 'real people'.  At worst, a bunch of horrid people showing off and hoping to make it on to the D-list for their troubles.  (Or, perhaps sadder still, a troupe of permatanned has-beens, giving it one last desperate stab before obscurity sets in completely.)

I think perhaps if I were to make a reality TV show, I'd attach a camera to a common rat and let it loose.  The results might not be too different from any currently existing series...


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Sep. 1st, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Remember "The Living Soap"? I almost ended up on that.

Sep. 1st, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
a. Somebody needs to go back in time and stop that show being made. ;-)

b. I can't decide whether to say "Lucky escape there!" or "Why the hell aren't you world famous?!" (From my superficial acquaintance with your writings, it seems like you've had more than one brush with fame - or perhaps I mean notoriety...) ^_^
Sep. 1st, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Well, a friend of mine was one of the housemates on living soap and he had quite astonishing success with girls off the back of it - so naturally, when they were looking for new housemates I thought...
With hindsight, I'm very glad that I had nothing to do with it.

And I think I'm not famous because I'm actually lazy. I just post my best ideas on to the internet and then whine when the show up on Mock the Week a month later.
Sep. 1st, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Laziness... it has probably saved many of us from a fate worse than Britney.

I guess I could always attach the camera to you instead of to a rat (not that I am suggesting you are a stand-in for a rodent...). Not much effort required there, and I'm sure some digital channel would show the resulting footage. It'd probably require heavy editing, of course... ;-)
Sep. 1st, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Heavy editing?
Surely not! The pay to view "Premium David" channel would be much more successful.
Sep. 1st, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Mightn't it be a bit 'niche'...?
Sep. 1st, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
You don't think there's a market for a channel devoted to a stout fellow watching youtube in his underpants?

I've wasted my life.
Sep. 1st, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
That could get very circular. Videos on youtube of a scantily-attired portly gentleman watching youtube, no doubt watched by all of those other scantily-attired portly gentlemen out there who are watching youtube...

Maybe it's not so niche after all!!
Sep. 1st, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
ahah! Brilliant. Pitch it to a network here in America. Someone will do it.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
Oh god. Nooo...!!! ;-)

By the way, I had a refund and an apology from the book shop, and apparently they checked all their copies of 'Paris Immortal' and found they were all afflicted in the same way as mine! They will now replace their stock, hopefully.

*sigh* Now to order another copy so I can finally finish reading... :-)
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
Gads, a bad batch! How annoying for all involved.
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