More Reality and Cricket on TV: Are you bored? [Media Monday]
Are you watching the recent “Airtel Champion League” on TV? If ‘YES’ then it’s great, but if ‘NO’ then why?
Are you getting bored with too much of Cricket? Do you think that there is an overdose of ‘county’ style cricket? Well recent viewership data for Airtel Champion’s League is in-line with my viewpoint. Too much of everything is bad, IPL is good doesn’t mean that every format copied from ‘IPL-Concept’ will be as good. In fact, it will also degrade the quality of IPL it self. Don’t you think so?
Moreover, moving from one format of the game to another at such a fast pace, don’t you think is detrimental for Cricket as a whole? One month we are watching a T-20 match, other month a Test and then a ‘One-day’ series. Is it a game or a joke?
People are trying to sell it as a business, no wonder why Cricketers are indulging in fixing habits- Everyone is running behind money! Media plays an important role here- making money is good, but destroying the sole of a ‘legendary game’ for the sake of business is nothing but mean!
On the other hand we have ‘Reality’ shows going overboard when it comes to experimentation. This is good as far as they keep people excited, but overdose of same format kills the enthusiasm. Every reality show including KBC, Big Boss, Khatron Ke Khiladi etc is going for multiple seasons. But seeing same thing over and over doesn’t keep us excited, or do they?
Both Big Boss-4 and KBC-4 will be launched during same period on TV with KBC-4 over Sony and Big Boss-4 over Colors. Both will have top Bollywood celebrities (Amitabh and Salman) fighting for viewership over idiot Box. The format has become predictive now- New series of hit shows with another TOP Bollywood celebrity.
Recent reporting against “Emotional Atyachaar” by Hindustan Times proves that such shows are not genuine and masala is added just to lure the viewers. After watching few episodes of “Khatron Ke Khiladi-3”, I was sure of some rigging there too. After all putting your face inside a stinking tub full of Crabs and shi* can’t be counted as an act of bravery! It’s yuk!
I’m very well sure that most of these reality shows are fixed, but unless people know about it, they will keep on enjoying!
Stop! Don’t you think there is a similarity between Cricket and Reality Shows here? Both are being SOLD to viewers and both have huge chances of being FIXED! What’s your take on this?