I don't even know what it was that initially made me pause for even a second on this show, but something must have caught my eye. And so I then sat for the next five minutes with remote in hand, jaw dropped to my chin, staring with awe and amazement at the spectacle on the screen called "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show." (The title should really tell you everything you need to know.)
It's been a long time since I've seen television this bad. Television so bad it is uniquely and utterly special. Television so bad that you can't help but wonder about the conversation between the group of directors, producers & editors as they sat in the editing room. Were they all thinking this is awesome? Or did they know this was just a money job? God, I do hope it is the later, but sadly (for them), imagine it was the former.
In addition to the premise - which would be somewhat unfair of me to judge because, to me, all reality television is inane and its appeal incomprehensible - every aspect of the show is a stunning wreck. The host ridiculous, the casting horrific, the acting as bad as any high school play you've ever seen. (How many fake "oh my gods" were uttered in a few minute time span? Answer, too many to count). The set, the direction, the editing, the script - all of it, truly one of the most embarrassing things I've seen in a long time. In fact, almost embarrasing enough to be one of those shows that makes me want to just quickly change the channel, because it hurts too much. But not quite. The "almost embarrassing enough" soared to the next level in the scoring of god awful television, being so riveted that one is unable to stop watching.
This isn't the clip I saw last night, but I think it paints the picture... Prepare yourself. Stunningly bad television.