Wednesday, January 17, 2007

more BB

Channel 4 and Endemol's laughing their posteriors off now...TRPs skyrocketing with people who usually dont have any fondness for reality tv tuning in to see what the blessed fuss is all about....its all snowballed into this big political cultural PC smorgasbord.

Its sad that the trio and the utterly single-celled BF might be seen as representative of multi-cultural Britain. If the show is, as they say holding a mirror to society, the problem runs deeper into the fabric.

M.K. Gandhi once famously replied when asked what he thought abt western civilization, that its "a good idea". Seems like it still is pretty much stuck in the conceptual form. And all it needed was an outsider, a visitor from a remote developing world to open this Pandora's box. Or not.

It might all just blow away and life will get back to its normal un-PC ways. Its no longer about the game which is funny.

But some show, this is turning out to be!

7 comments:

Nee said...

"people who usually dont have any fondness for reality tv tuning in to see what the blessed fuss is all about" - am one of those. Tuned in last night for the highlights, and to be honest, just based on last night's show, it didn't seem racist. Seemed more of a result of Jade (and posse) feeling really insecure around Shilpa. It was an ugly fight though, and I agree with what you said in the previous post, Shilpa seems to be hanging on to her dignity.

Phoenix said...

yup, last night was really yucky, wasnt it? all the insecurities coming tumbling out...and it was rather pathetic seeing Jade lose her head and go all hysterical and her slimey sidekicks giggling in chorus...agreed, its not racist, as much as pure dislike stemming from personality and class differences and ignorance. And yes, Shetty's doing a fine job of representing Indians...no one can fault that. Shes coming out a winner, whether she actually wins or not.

qsg said...

This whole controversy is very interesting! Shilpa Shetty is gaining huge amount of popularity - good coverage on CNN also! :)

Phoenix said...

you have no idea!... n shes also getting 3 crores in the bargain...tho now its all a bit tepid after the storm!

Rio said...

why didn't i scroll down here before commenting up there?!!! :P

Rio said...

4 crores from BB alone...the prize money is about 87 lacs plus her 3 crore fee...and counting...now that she's landed UK's supposedly hottest publicist et al! Her mom's very smart indeed!

Phoenix said...

rio - absolutely!!! this has to be the best move shes ever made in her life, fame + moolah + great image etc!!! and all of Great Britain knows her now...!