you know, when i saw the trend of reality tv swoop up like a great, big moronic bird, i remember thinking that it was a sign of the apocalypse. i remember trying to make my peace with things around me, and waited for end of days. actually, i think i just locked myself in a room with my ps2 but since it was fairly regular to do that, no one was terribly alarmed. then it was party night at my local so i got ready and met friends there and decided to go out with a bang.
similar efforts are about the same. it’s shows about cheaters. maneaters. men looking for love with all the wrong faces. cheating maneaters. FUCK ALL THAT. WITH A STICK.
all of that being said, i am kind of removed from most of that. i refuse to get cable, and anything i do watch is ‘quality programming’. when i’m at someone’s house, sometimes we get drunk and watch those weird japanese game shows that are on spike at 4AM. then about midway through, we pass out and are pleased when we wake up that we found that japanese game show that no one knows the title of.
now you know how i feel about reality tv shows. it sets the tone for today’s post, the one where i tell you that pacman is getting a show. and i am not making it up. deadline.com does a better job summing it up:
Merv Griffin Entertainment has teamed with leading game maker Namco Bandai Games America, which owns the Pac-Man brand, to develop an unscripted series based on the hugely popular video game.