State of Play has shown the way and journos can be heroes once again. The BBC is now working on two shows based in newspapers, and that doesn't include State of Play 2, should that ever see the light of day. Hoorah!
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Posted on February 17, 2006 | Post a comment |
Posted on February 16, 2006 | Post a comment |
Today's Broadcast is full of little nuggets of news. Kudos has been given the green light by the BBC to make a second season of Life on Mars. Meanwhile, Dick and Dom have been ushered out of da Bungalow. And surprise, surprise, ITV's rubbish rebranding hasn't done anything to stop a ratings slump.
Posted on February 15, 2006 | Post a comment |
You ever watched any US reality shows, such as Survivor, Big Brother, Fear Factor and the like? Scary shows, filled with a combination of very earnest people who really want to win and very sociopathic people who really want to win.
That's why I know this show, Unanimous, is doomed from the beginning. I can see how it could be “compelling viewing”: lock up nine strangers in a nuclear bunker then tell them they're not coming out until they've unanimously decided who should win $1.5 million. I can even see how it might work, if it were entirely filled with English people going
“No, after you.”
“No, no. After you. I'm rubbish and you're so much better than me.”
But psychotic, ultra-competitive reality show Americans? The winner is going to be the last person left standing after everyone else has died of old age. Do you really want to commit yourself to watching 50 years' worth of programming?