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"REALITY TV" - (and "TV" in general...)

Only 1 month into 2019 and here we go again - the amazing  number of Reality TV shows that are on most nights of the week .......... (some good - some bad) .....

We have:-  (for those who may be interested...)

MKR - (7)

been on for years - still rating very highly ....(Manu and "Paleo Pete") ...the judges .....

Married at First Sight - (9)

ratings were highest ever for a "reality show" in  2017/18 .(just beat "Ninja Warrior"!)... 

Back into the  "Celebrity Jungle" again for Chn. 10 - ugh ..(the stuff they eat and do is sickening!)

Ninja Warrior returning to Chn. 9 .....

Bachelor - Chn. 10 - returning later in year .....

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.... due to the unexpected mega firework display from the Star Winery near me ... (ugh) ....I was "channel chopping" at approx. 11pm last night (Sat.) ........ glad I did!! ...........

Have often made reference to the 1973 movie "Soylent Green" - Charlton Heston ... and the fact that this movie was wayyyyyy ahead of it's time (Climate change and World overpopulation and Euthanasia Clinics)............ it was on - of all channels - SBS Viceland!!!  I never look up this channel normally ........

I was rapt this was on!  I have not seen this movie (probably since the 70's) and so much of this movie has stuck in my mind all these years!  As to how very true and advanced it was .........

PB - I'm sorry it was too late to put on here (I'm sure we have made ref. to it before?)  and I just managed to "hit" record in time!    Am so looking forward to watching it again ............did you see it by any chance?


Hi Foxy,  I went through the programs and channels the other day -- I never really watch this channel -- and saw the Movie was on and as I had never seen it b4 I recorded it and watched it yesterday -- as I have heard about it -- it sure was true to form at the beginning with the old bloke saying what disgusting food there was compared to his time -- HOW TRUE THAT IS IN REAL LIFE NOW -- but was so surprised that they got it so darn right as this was made in about 1972 -- yes it was a bit OTT with everyone sleeping on the stairs etc   --- but look at the homeless we have already!  

There was a HELL of a lot that was true to what is happening these days and it is only 2019 this was to be way beyond now --  so who knows -- it sure showed the difference between the haves and the have nots,  which IS happening now and has been for a LONG time.

I was so glad I got to see it makes one wonder as to these shows such as this and the likes of 1984 -- are they telling us something or was/is it all planned?

There are al LOT of movies that have messages -- such as  'eyes wide shut'  the ist time I sawa that I never understood it at all so I read about it and then saw it again and then thought no wonder Stanley Kubrick happened to die 4 days after that was released


hi foxy,   i saw SOYLENT GREEN,   was on, and meant to watch it,  tthen got hen got  ,  then weny on to something else and forgot it,      it was a strange movie indeed,   i HAVE seen it a few times before,   but not for a few years,   


... well out of movies I have seen over the years - this for some reason stuck in my mind - everything in that movie has come to fruition - even the guy who went to the Euthanasia clinic and one of his dying wishes was to see film of sheep and lambs playing - because animals and animals for food were extinct!

Yes Foxy it makes you wonder just what is in store for the babies  born in this time -- I am glad I am at the age I am as I can relate to the old bloke



MAFS ...... last night (Sun.)      g r o a n s ...........  3 more weeks - yep weeks - to go!!!

They have certainly strung this series out to the max.!!    There is a write up in one of the mags. "Ning" - married to Mark .... that ...  from DAY ONE - (when she said all those insulting comments at the ceremony) she meant it!   i.e.  "I'm just here for the food and drink" ... and "don't touch me - get away"  etc.       haha .......

Apparently she "hated" him at first sight and it has taken all kinds of meetings with the producers of the show to keep her there 'til now and they ended up paying her more to stop her writing "Leave" early in the piece!

She apparently has been in a relationship with some other guy since the show. 

Mmmmm I thought they must have to stay or they wouldn't get paid -- or anyone with half a brain would have never gone into it AT ALL

MAybe I have half a brain to have been roped in to watch it LOL




lol - well if you have 1/2 a brain so do I and another 2.2 mill. that tune in nightly to make it the biggest reality show ever! 

Glad you managed to see Soylent Green - (I still have to watch it again ....) ..didn't they make biscuits outta' dead people?  Been over 40 years since I saw it ....... were the biscs. called Soylent Green?   

Wow - I just googled "Soylent Green" ....... it is said on Google that the whole film and its predictions were predicted for the year 2022 !!!  3 more years to go eh.....?  Scary!!

WELL,  lets face it,   half the time we dont know what is in our ffood now,   im not suggesting it is humans,    but it could be anything,   many years ago,  [much to my sorrow]    i had a short stint at working for TOM PIPER FOODS,    if you knew what went into some of that,  would never eat tinned food again,  

So true Cats,  so much of what we eat these days is doing us a lot of harm -- -- farmed fish --Feed lots -- and GM vegs & fruit ---  all fed hormones/antibiotics/growth hormones/and unnatural foods --  plus the pesticides like Glysophate -- that kills everything including humans --- NOTHING is as nature intended it and you can not improve on mother nature -- they have stuffed around with everything to make  as many $$$$$ as they can and in the meantime done away with any goodness AND taste in our foods




MAFS .......... after watching last night's episode - I actually thought I was 'losing the plot" as some of it appeared to be actually 'real"??  When "Mr. Wonderful"  Cam -  was crying I actually paused the screen and there appeared to be "real tears" and "real saliva" dripping from his mouth!  Erky as it was...... lol

What a pack of nutters they appear to be ...we have Cam crying - we have Heidi's hubby crying ...we have Jessika's "bogan Dad" tearing up ....ffs...what is wrong with them all??  

"Dorky Dan" (Mr. Hot - NOT.....haha) ....fancy a 35 year old guy wearing a red baseball cap - back to front - always was an ugly look in my opinion and normally left to young teenage boys or didn't enhance his looks!  He also has the personality of a "house brick"!  Duh ......    :-)

Heidi should give her hubby the flick!  What a tool going out to get dinner for them both (whilst in the apartment) and because the shop was closed (for whatever she wanted) ...he buys his own stuff (no extra for her) and returns with just his own dinner!  That would have pissed me off too - lol ......

Mick (Farmer) ....well what a breath of fresh air he is!!  Least he says it like it is and is honest with everything he says!  Bit of a "bogan" but down to earth - not a bad quality to have IMO .....

The teacher twit with the man-bun and his over-groomed wife (who takes THREE HOURS...)  to get ready to go out each day!!???  He comes under the heading of a SNAG and would be walked all over by her in a heartbeat!  :-)

Hmmm what else can I pick on haha ....Oh yes ...the constant "brushing" of the face/eyes from all the women whilst putting on their make-up annoys me - like who sits there brushing brushing brushing .....weird......

...... almost finished!  2 more weeks to go (I think?) after this coming Sunday .......


LOL,  Foxy,  I have not watched last nights as yet -- Monday___  but agree with what you say re the farmer he is the only fair dinkum one there IMO -- a bit rough around the edges but fair dinkum --

What can we pick on -- yes I agree with you about the time wasted with them getting ready -- and they look better without all the crap they put on their faces -- the LIPS get me -- how ugly they are and they must be uncomfortable as they keep doing strange things with them -- and the blasted hair flicking it all the time drives ME insane -- and I am only watching it for an hour or so -- FGS if you were introduced to any of these you surely would see them for what they were within the 1st hour?

Realty TV must be popular otherwise they would not make so many of them, but we don't watch them after watching that Married at First site, that has put us off all of them.   

Perhaps they make them as they are cheap to produce?  I don't know the answer.

Don't watch soapies either.

Prefer a good documentary or movie.

Of all the channels I prefer SBS, then Netflix.

Realty TV must be popular otherwise they would not make so many of them, but we don't watch them after watching that Married at First site, that has put us off all of them.   

Perhaps they make them as they are cheap to produce?  I don't know the answer.

Don't watch soapies either.

Prefer a good documentary or movie.

Of all the channels I prefer SBS, then Netflix.

i would have to be brain dead to watch MFS

LOL - lotta' "brain dead" people in Oz then?  Approx. 2.2 mill.   lolololol .........



I tend to avoid the reality shows these days but I have been hooked on them in the past.  It's interesting how they get you in isn't it?  Most people admit to not exactly 'liking' them, but keep watching them anyway. 

I've been hooked like that on a lot of TV shows over the years, not just reality shows either, 'LOST' was a classic example.  They kept changing the time and the day of the week, driving me mad, but I just had to see how it would end.  What a disappointment that turned out to be. 

Anyone else get lost in 'LOST'?   I swore - never again, but ....   LOL

Actually, I just realised, now I'm watching Manifest.  I must be seriously deranged.


... never seen "Lost" - was it a "lost" cause? lololol (sorry) ....... :-)


ABC - 9.30 PM.   LOUIS THEROUX ........ "Dark States:  Murder in Milwaukee"  .........

.... not showing up as a "Repeat" - but looks a bit familiar??   Louis goes with the Milwaukee Police as they patrol District 5 - home to some of U.S. deadliest streets!

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