punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

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Ugh... reality TV sucks

So, I am watching, “Cheaters,” a reality TV program where you hire some people to follow your significant other around, and sure enough, they are cheating on you. And in a Jerry Spring-like moment, they film the reveal and confrontation. I don’t know why I am watching this, it was on after something else I was watching on G4. I was kind of shocked just how blatantly they exploit another’s pain. I mean, they don’t even try to hide it.

I watched one where this girl is wailing. Not that kind of whiny “what about me?” kind of crying, but a wail of knowing it’s over, the guy’s been cheating on her, and everything she ever held dear up to that point has been shattered. It’s not the kind of wail I can take. It’s real hard to fake; the only time I ever saw anyone come close is Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill” where she realizes she’s lost her baby. I remember at Joann’s wake, her best friend Cindy wailed like that. It’s the kind of cry that shatters through all your barriers and you can feel it in your gut. You almost double over and wail in sympathy when you hear a sound like that come out of a person. It hurt to see this girl wail, and I don’t even know her.

I got pretty pissed off I watched that. Now I am all kinds of upset. Dammit, I shouldn’t take this kind of stuff so seriously.
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