14 September 2005

I'll Watch "Survivor" Again When the Rejects Are Eaten

Reuters reports what is either the all-but-official end of the reality television fad or a precursor to a series of "Sheep Gone Wild" DVDs:
Croatia has launched a new reality show on the Internet, starring sheep instead of people.

The winner of the 10-day Stado (herd) show, which closes on September 17, will receive poetry in its honor instead of money.

Those voted out of the seven-member herd might be eaten, the Vecernji List daily reported Wednesday.

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He said the aim of the project was to show that "more and more people, especially those who take part in reality shows, are made to look like sheep in every situation."

If by "ironically high-concept satire of a played-out genre" you mean "stupid", then I agree that it is an ironically high-concept satire of a played-out genre. If you want reality programming featuring sheep, watch the Roberts confirmation hearings on C-SPAN. The hearings aren't really in English, but at least they're not in Croatian.

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