Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You Are Not Allowed To Watch This Show

CBS announces Arranged Marriage reality show

You are not allowed to watch this show:

A) If you've ever been making that ridiculous argument that gay marriage somehow diminishes the institution of marriage

B) You did not watch Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development and/or Cupid

C) You are not being paid or held at gunpoint in order to force you to do so

D) All of the Above

(Psst... the correct answer is D. If *this* doesn't degrade the institution of marriage, I'm afraid that the institution is completely un-tarnishable. If this succeeds and, worse, gets a second season, when so many great shows did not, it further weakens any remaining faith I have in television as a medium. And if you're not being paid or somehow forced to watch this, surely the shame of finding entertainment in the sad, pathetic spectacle of this show should keep folks away.)

I have to give credit where it's due, though... I didn't think CBS's reality division could disgust me more than they did by green-lighting Kid Nation. Kudos, scumbags!

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