Never having actually watched a reality show, I’m probably not the person to be reporting on this development. But I still found it interesting when Bravo brought the following to my attention: Fox Woos Viewers with ‘Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance’.
The series marks the latest creation from Fox reality TV guru Mike Darnell, the man behind last year’s “Joe Millionaire,” the more recent hit “The Simple Life” and the highly rated but controversial Fox special from the year 2000, “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?”
He said of all the reality programs he’s done, “Fiance” proved the most intense and was “the closest we’ve ever come to not completing a television show.”
“The family’s reaction is more than we ever could have imagined that it would be,” Darnell told Reuters. “It was very difficult for them, and that made it extraordinarily difficult for her. … It’s hysterical.”
I dunno. There’s something just horribly decadent/disgusting-sounding to me about this. It’s like the networks are in some kind of a race to see who can be the first to reach the absolute nadir of human creative output. Today’s Onion article becomes tomorrow’s reality show (and the day-after-tomorrows’ tired ratings bomb).
Truly, the End is Nigh.