Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This is disgusting

There's a new reality show, called Hitched or Ditched on the CW. Couples who are in long-term relationships are nominated by their friends, and are faced with either getting married, or breaking up. They are given one week to plan their wedding, and are fucked with "put through a series of personalized exercises that test their relationship". Finally, the Big Day arrives, and we all get to see them either get married or get dumped at the alter.

This is shameful. People claim that gay marriage is "tainting the sanctity of marriage"? Bullshit. This kind of voyeuristic, opportunistic shit is what is sullying the name of marriage. The producers should be ashamed of themselves.

5 comments:

CosmicAvatar said...

My jaw dropped open when I read this. Ugh.

Meghan said...

Yeah. That's gross. Then again, I have no pity for those who would rather have 15 minutes of fame than a solid relationship.

P@ said...

Even sadder? It did reasonably well in the ratings (at least in Las Vegas, not sure about other markets). Why do people insist on watching garbage like this? I will never understand.

Jennmgan said...

Holy dinah, you are right - dave and mike getting married is gonna really take this institution into the gutter.

Katy said...

The local radio station when I was an undergraduate did a related thing - they ran a competition in which the prize was that 2 total strangers could get married (and presumably thus achieve a modicum of fame in the greater Birmingham area). I am sure Jesus would have really approved of that.