Since when did watching television become more draining than running a 15K marathon? Apparently since women carrying on like bitchy teenagers became oh so fashionable.
I just cannot believe how saturated our TV screens are becoming with all these terrible reality shows that promote women who have no regard for anyone else’s opinions nor any sort of respect for themselves.
I feel partly to blame for this new craze of crazed women who will snipe and swipe on queue, because I became a fan of one of the original bitch-fest TV successes out of America known as the Real Housewives of New York. Since then TV franchise has become a huge hit which now includes other American cities where the women are equally kicking off about all and sundry.
It’s possibly a cop out to say, that this sort of show was right up my couch potato alley because I find human behaviour really rather fascinating. This particular show was a fascinating and shocking insight into the extremely unevolved minds of wealthy women with disappointing life priorities.
The women on this show made bitching or being self-righteous their priority over what seemed to be their children, their husbands and anything else of real matter.
But the show with its women behaving badly framework seems to have had a spin off effect on the shows being made here locally. Which is not at all ideal.
I’m not a cooking show fan, so I realise I’m in the minority here but I couldn’t even bare the TV ads for that last series of My Kitchen Rules, which was purely thanks to this embarrassingly obvious format of going “hey here’s some clichéd outrageously bitchy girls dishing it up to the other contestants”. But it went on and on.
C’mon, are we really that fascinated with such one trick pony?
As for Celebrity Apprentice, I mean, can you shut up and let me speak please….? A line I’ve pinched from pretty much every episode of the show thus far.
How sad it is that the likes of Prue and Roxy are showing Australia just how some women seem to think they need to behave in order to appear powerful. Just being mouthy and socially ignorant does not make a tough woman in the positive sense of the word. It just makes them appear tough. A bit like beef jerky.
Although these women could be easily dismissed as knowing how to play up for the cameras, which naturally there is plenty of that going on, the infuriating thing is that it undoes so much of the good work women have tirelessly been chipping away at for centuries, in order to not be taken seriously and not be unfairly stereotyped.
No one wants to be around the energy of these sorts of women. I certainly don’t and even though I make a concerted effort to weed out these toxic personalities in my real life, even just flicking over to watch shows that celebrate these monsters is draining even just from my couch.
Cat fights and female drama on TV is becoming really, really boring. It’s contrived and it makes me wonder, how dumb exactly the TV networks actually think we are?
The ladies on Celebrity Apprentice have done themselves absolutely no favours and reputations stick. Stephanie Rice has shown she has no respect for her elders, let alone someone she claims to have always looked up to.
She cried like a baby, hurt that Dawn Fraser had hit back at her nonsense. She showed that just because she says Dawn was her hero, in reality she’s proved what she’s really saying is, ‘I admire her achievements back then but now she’s just an annoying old lady’, which stinks.
Roxy and Prue epitomise that so yesterday attitude of how to be a successful woman in business by steam rolling everyone.
If only there was one more button on my remote, one labelled SHUT UP! I’d push it a lot.