Good grief Charlie Brown. In 2015, ads for Gogglebox Australia were telling us that watching others watch telly is the way to go for entertainment. Bit of insult, arrogance or desperation from somewhere within the entertainment industry I thought. Fleetingly, via some sort of unformed principle, I knew I wouldn’t watch it.
In the last month or two, I was surprised by Gogglebox ads announcing new season episodes. So it seems that someone must be watching in the world of viewers. Any show is about making money and needs an audience.
A little net research told me that Gogglebox U.K. has been going for some time. I checked Google images and found some funny comment captions, some not so classy. I also found a review by Karl Quinn of the Sydney Morning Herald. His eloquence providing a fairly comprehensive view of Gogglebox Australia versus my short post delivering the following thought………..
As when I first saw the ads, I wondered how such a show originates. Was there an actual demand to create a show such as this or, were potential viewers led by the nose to believe they demanded such a creation? The carrot and donkey thing.
How real are the actions of the viewers being viewed? People become self conscious or play up to the camera when a lens is pointed their way. What reality is allowed according to a script?
Having delivered my question, would anyone who has watched a show or two care to give an opinion? Is it good viewing, terrible, or maybe worse than Open Slather?
Will I be swayed, weaken, forget principles, admit defeat and watch an episode? The mind boggles, or should I say Goggles?
Word for today; Affront – an action or remark that causes outrage or offence.
More to come; same blog time, same blog channel