Wednesday, May 27, 2009

TV Notes

Britain’s Got Talent? Britain’s Got Problems, more like. Like all good train-wreck TV, its horrendous and wonderful in equal measure. But if these genuinely are the best 40 acts in Britain (UK actually) then gawd help us.

Clearly there are some brilliantly talented ‘turns’, but some of the dross that got through to the semi-finals makes you realise that it’s an entertainment show rather than a talent contest, and the aim of the judges is to be provocative rather than be talent scouts.

It’s disingenuous to vote someone through to the semi-finals and then tell them that they are rubbish. Nevertheless, it’s good TV, although not up to the standards of my other ‘reality TV’ viewing - The Apprentice and the recently finished American Idol.

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