You guys. I have a frustrating experience to share. I thought that TV production couldn‘t possibly come with anything worse than it already has. I braved a few episodes of Ulice, Ordinace v růžové zahradě or, at one point, Big Brother once upon a time. I'm not a big fan of reality shows, but when there‘s nothing else to watch and half the country is talking about it, you don‘t want to be left behind. But this new thing Netflix has come up, the reality show Too hot to handle, knocked down my already stagnant IQ at least a dozen points.
Once upon a time, VyVolení aired. It was a new format of TV show unlike anything we‘d known before. Everyone was watching it. The only person I recall is Vladko, because back then, Ikea started selling the same chairs like the one in which he was constantly having nervous breakdowns and my grandmother also bought one, because she had a soft spot for the long-haired guy.
Big Brother came next, and after my experience with VyVolení, I decided not to watch it. At the time, I was seriously thinking about getting locked up somewhere as part of a social experiment myself. Not because I had nothing better to do was hoping to make new friends. Not even for money. I was interested to find out where my limits were. How would I behave after a month in a house with a bunch of people who, in my opinion, couldn‘t have even finished primary school? Could I even get along with so many people about whom I had a pretty low opinion?
For some reason, it was a very short phase. Maybe because I was afraid of being in jail. Because I would have definitely killed someone.
And now there‘s this. When you‘ve been quarantined for a couple of weeks and you‘ve already seen everything on Netflix, you significantly lower your expectations of quality entertainment. But I think the creators of the show are ingenious. Nowadays, it probably wasn‘t all that difficult to find so many attractive people, especially since you can clearly see that most of them have visited a skilled cosmetic surgeon, but having to put up with those catchphrases and the glaring stupidity of the participants could easily lead to suicide, or at least to a prolonged stay in the mental ward. Rember that what we see is a shortened version, but those who worked on the show had to watch hours and hours of raw material.
In short, what the show is about: These beautiful people have been locked up in a luxurious place where each of us would like to spend a holiday, or at least a couple of days, with the view that they‘ll be partying and enjoying themselves, with a challenge thrown in here and there, and bring home some money. They have a sole task, though: not to have sex for a month. Self sex also counts, by the way. And so does kissing.
Personally, I would have no issue with that. Actually, I don't know a single person who would, but these posh twenty-somethings act like their world has just ended after finding out about it. And it's really bizarre to watch them fail at handling it. This bunch of weak-minded, terribly beautiful, brainless tabernacles of flesh that spend all their time on dating apps, with their only reason for existence being fast sex, is the worst display of the bottom of society you can imagine. It makes you think: Good old Wife Swap!
Sometimes I complain that I could be taller or have bigger boobs and a smaller ass. But at the end of the day, I‘m grateful for what I‘ve got. Meaning my brain. I guess I‘ll never be a Nobel Prize winner, but I can comfort myself with the fact that I don‘t sound like an idiot at a dinner with friends, not even after two glasses of wine. And where intimacy is concerned, my life isn‘t all that bad either. I do know one thing for sure, though: I‘ll never sign up for any reality show! I'd rather go to a psychologist, who, by the definition of his job, should be able to find out where my limits are. And if I‘m ever up to a real challenge, I'll spend a weekend with my mother.
I wanna hear your opinion. For how much money would you be willing to sign up for what the participant of the reality show Too hot to handle are going through? And I don't accept the answer that you're not too hot.