Remember when your programming actually reflected the name of your channel – you know incorporating some kind of learning into it. Remember the days of Trading Spaces, when the show focussed on low-budget renos with a twist. Then it got trashier and trashier and eventually it just became about shocking the home owners and trying to get a reaction. That was the start of the downward spiral.
Now you have shows like Say Yes to the Dress – I’ll admit. I watch it. Definitely more than I should – I like looking at all the pretty dresses, and the ugly ones too. But let’s not kid ourselves, there is no learning there. I am no better educated on what I can expect a dress to cost in real life. It’s just for fun. And that’s fine.
Then I saw a preview for Sister Wives, and I thought it looked simply horrible. But there was nothing on TV last Wednesday so I watched it. It sucked me into a time warp and while it made me insanely angry when what’s his face told wife number one that if she were to marry another man he would think that was wrong and against the will of God – and “I guess that’s a bit of a double standard” I still watched – I plead guilty.
But now, now you’ve pushed me too far. You’ve given Sarah Palin her own series. And I just puked in my mouth. Are you kidding me TLC? Are you kidding me? I love that the preview is her saying she’d much rather spend her time in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska than in a stuffy office in Washington – please. You are not fooling me Palin – I’m 100% certain that this is a calculated decision to win the hearts of TLC loving Americans to vote in their new favourite “reality star” to lead the country. It makes my skin crawl.
TLC I have lost my love for you. I will not be tricked into watching this show. I would give you up completely but What Not to Wear is starting again – and I do love my Stacey and Clinton and New York shopping. But if you’ve screwed with that format – I’m outta here.