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I must confess — I love reality TV. It’s like junk food for the brain. When life gets too heavy, you’ve had a rough day and you just want to tune out, reality TV provides the perfect escape. I was really looking forward to the new show from Donald Trump (of The Apprentice, the Celebrity Apprentice and WWE fame), but it’s just awful.
In previous seasons, there was always a villain shaking things up and providing a bit of drama. But almost everyone on this show is a villain! It’s hard to root for someone when they’re all despicable. The producers really took things up a notch. For example during a previous Celebrity Apprentice episode, super villain Omarosa poured a glass of wine over Piers Morgan’s head. That was the old standard in reality TV drama.
This season, the super villain is this disheveled looking guy who has a quite passionate fan base and allegedly doesn’t like Jews. Whoa! Too far! I like my reality TV without the added dose of white supremacy, please. The drama used to be limited to shouting matches across a board room table — not anymore! In only the first few episodes of this season, they’re sending desperate refugees fleeing crisis back to their war-torn homes! They took the reality show villain from cheeky to just plain evil.
The host, Trump, is woefully unqualified and hopelessly clueless. In previous seasons,…