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Monday, November 14, 2005

Gordon Ramsay's Cannibal Island

Here's my new reality TV idea. Well it all flows naturally from the title. You assemble the usual array of D-list presenters, actresses, lip-synchers and ex-sportsmen, and cart them all off to Gordon Ramsay's Island. They do all the normal bollocks, plus Gordon swears at them. Then of course someone is voted off and now, here's the twist. What they don't know is that they're not being voted off the island, they're being voted into the pot. Gordon cooks up a tasty longpig recipe and feeds it to all the other contestants. Repeat until someone twigs, and then it becomes and all-out battle royale. Plus you could do cannibal jokes.

It's a surefire winner. Maybe a few years ahead of its time, but it won't be long. My idea, I own it.


Blogger David Young said...

One of the great British self-deceptions is that our TV is better than the Americans.


I've just finished watching Season Five of the 'West Wing' on DVD and have to say it's miles ahead of anything I've seen in the UK for ages. It has discussion of ethical dilemmas, arguments over abstract principles and moral reasoning and shows how power affects the governors and the governed with pleny of 'Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?' along the way.

There's CSI, which shows the scientific methods by which modern policework is done. There's 'Six Feet Under', 'The Sopranos' etc with excellent dialogue and situational drama. I've now rented '24'.

Or I can watch British telly and see fifteen property development programmes, elimination shows and makeovers.

America has dross but it has some great stuff too. I'm not sure what we have that stands up to her best.


2:01 PM  
Blogger Richard Oakley said...

What about "Who Wants to be a Milliner" - whoever makes the best hat wins.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or "Who Wants to be a Milner?"

Titmus should cane that one.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Valentine Low said...

You are wasted. I don't know what you should be doing, but you are definitely wasted.

8:32 AM  

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