Nearly a year ago, I wrote a series of articles belittling the reality show Biggest Loser. Since that time, I’ve also admitted to enjoying Jillian Michaels’ workout videos. Beth, a dear friend of mine who has guest posted here, and blogs at Exceedingly Abundantly Above , strongly disagrees(ed) with me. I have come around to her side for the most part. I can see the merits of the show.
However, I have big beef with reality shows in general. I find the concept extremely idolatrous (isn’t there even a show exploiting that concept). They either engender an increasingly sick obsession with ourselves, a pure lust for fame; or, they demoralize us “normal” people. This morning, Patrick and I were reading the news during our Saturday morning coffee. We came across this article: Why Americans are Willing to do Terrible Things to be Famous, by Keith Ablow.
My point exactly.