"I will set before my eyes no vile thing..."
Those of you in Australia would no doubt be aware that the "reality" TV show Big Brother is now back on air. I despise reality TV, and prefer to call this show Oh Brother.
I've never actually watched an episode, but anyone can work out what happens on it from the saturation media converage it receives.
In my view, there's something perverse and voyeuristic about watching a bunch of strangers who have cameras trained on them as they go about their everyday lives, including their ablutions, not to mention other activities.
It also subtly communicates the message that success in life can be attained through deceiving and manipulating others. Indeed, this show encourages and rewards such behaviour. That's my five cents. There, I feel purged now.
Life affirming, morally uplifting, entertaining, or a fascinating sociological experiment. None of these adjectives can be applied to Big Brother.