Stuff is reporting that TV3 is set to screen a reality TV show along the lines of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” about Sally and Jaime Ridge. TV3 and Jaime Ridge have neither confirmed nor denied the story.
Now whether it’s true or not hardly seems to matter: it seems everyone has something to say about it.
The first I heard of the story was on Facebook where a friend commented: “When the buttons fall off the paper lamps, the cats s*** on the flower cushions and no-one wants your overpriced knickers … why not make a reality tv show? What’s the bet this brings Nicky Watson and Charlotte Dawson out from under their [collagen] rocks..” while another said “faith in humanity status: dwindling”. There’s over 200 comments on Stuff’s story in just a couple of hours. I read through them for a while and couldn’t find a single comment remotely in favour of the idea.
Call me crazy, but with such fervent reaction to the show’s concept, it makes me think that the show could be ratings gold. Kiwis would secretly tune in to fulfill their favourite pastime: hating on anyone who’s a local celebrity (unless they’re a sports star) and there’s already a long list of specific reasons why people love to hate Sally and/or Jaime Ridge too. The show would be a chance for people to add more reasons to that list.
PS. Geordie Shore. Need I say more?