Now I know that civilisation (or at least, our part of it) is truly finished. It has been dealt a few blows over the years, but now a relatively new threat has appeared: The Force: Behind the Line: Random Breath Test.
Now even if this is a just a special within a show, I don’t care. It’s clearly symptomatic of either a mush-headed public or a truly tight-fisted group of programme managers with zero imagination.
Reality TV. This thing won’t die.
It’s had a short broadcast history (perhaps 10 years in it’s current, exceptionally banal form) and will have zero impact long term. Unlike a documentary/interview/investigative programme which has some cultural significance and adds to society’s knowledge, most reality television is an embarrassing farce, all the more so because it attempts to gloss over the it’s very nature: it is constructed. It is not reality.
So, any other nominations? Go on, sink the boot in, I certainly have.