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December 26, 2013

TLC's New Time-Wasting "Reality" TV Show: "Sex Sent Me to the ER"

What I really hate about the Internet and cheapo reality-tv wave is that it really makes it terribly easy to waste time.

Reality TV is so cheap to produce they can bang out a show about any premise. They don't need to draw in a large audience to make a profit. So that means they can micro-target whatever particular thing interests a niche audience.

Like the eight reality tv shows about auctioning off the contents of abandoned lockers. Or HGTV's and DIY's six thousand shows about home repair and flipping houses.

Cable TV is becoming more like the Internet -- a quickie burst of shallow information and entertainment which you need no context for, need no investment in, and which you can watch in five minute intervals and then just walk away.

And that makes it very, very good at providing people (like me) with a low-cost, low-investment way to waste precious time, never really realizing how much time is being wasted until one realizes one just spent five hours watching "Holmes Makes It Right."

So, anyway: Let TLC's new show about people who have sustained hospital-ready injuries from having sex waste your precious time for an hour a week.


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