You know, for a long time now, I’ve figured that TV had gotten pretty warped. But I think a lot of things follow a pendulum, and that soon TV would be improving again. Alas, I’m beginning to lose hope.
At the risk of offending reality show junkies, reality TV is simply one of the worst things that has ever happened. Ever.
And we’ve reached a new low. Introducing Dr. Love’s Super Baby Making Show. Yes, that’s the actual title, as reported by CNN. And in case you didn’t guess, here’s the goal: Ten couples from around the world could compete in a reality TV show in Singapore to see who can procreate first, the city-state’s self-styled sex guru said Thursday. Yes, that’s right, the first couple to get pregnant wins. I think they should have called it Making the Baby, in an homage to Making the Band, one of the worst shows ever to grace our airwaves, which incidentally gave us Otown, one of the worst “bands” ever.
At least it’s kind of for a good cause. I mean, aside from making babies, which is almost always a good thing. But part of the goal is to encourage Singaporeans to have more kids, since their population has been on the decline.
According to the article, nine foreign couples and a Singaporean couple will take part. I sincerely hope that one of the foreign couples is not this German couple: A German couple who went to a fertility clinic after eight years of marriage have found out why they are still childless – they weren’t having sex. Yes, the childless couple hadn’t yet sealed the deal, so to speak. Of course, abstinence is the best birth control, but only when you’re trying not to get pregnant.
More from the article: The 30-year-old wife and her 36-year-old husband are now being given sex therapy lessons while the university clinic undertakes a study to try to find out if there are more couples with a similar lack of sex education. Good for them. You know, this could really enhance their marriage.