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Sunday, March 25, 2012

First Among Equals

Britain's Got Talent just edged The Voice as the nations favourite Saturday Night reality show.

Well, having never seen the Voice as that was the first episode ever, and by token of the fact I wouldn't watch BGT under pain of death I wouldn't know if one should be favourite or not.

What does occur to me is how like football this rivalry works.

It seems to me that both Simon Cowell and Alex Ferguson have the same way of liaising with the public. A sort of outrage at facts that, in the main, they have brought about.

Alex Ferguson spends most of his time vociferously defending his players no matter what they do wrong. They can kick the opposition to kingdom come and Ferguson bemoans how his players are innocent and people are just jealous. Then the moment someone gives one of his players a slightly hard stare and he's screaming that his players are being targeted and the opposition are a bunch of dirty swine who should be banned from the game.

This week Simon Cowell did his normal thing of appointing a judge to one of his shows and then being outraged by their behaviour. This time it was to do with new judge David Walliams. Having put someone on a panel who is a comic that specialises in sexual inuendo it seems a little churlish to then complain that he makes sexual innuendos.

But more than that, I can't understand how the Great British public take either of them seriously.


  • Yes, I've seen the trailers for The Voice. Excellent: yet another reality show featuring wannabe singers. Just what we need on a Saturday night.

    Personally, I'd rather pull my own teeth than watch any of these shows.

    By Blogger Masher, At 12:10 PM  

  • I shall watch neither of them, they are bound to include screaming little tarts. I recall the days when we'd see decent drama on TV, it seems those days are gone.

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 4:43 PM  

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