As you may have already heard – unless you had the good fortune of missing this particular ‘news’ piece – apparently “New Zealand is to set to get its very own version of hit US TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, with Sally Ridge and daughter Jaime set to star in their very own reality show”.
You can read all about it here, but it’s pretty clear from the majority of the 500 strong comments that there’s a strong sense of disgust and anger that such a show would even be considered to air on National television. But you’ve got to say, with the pure amount of reaction to it, a lot of people would watch it. Reality tv thrives on polarising characters; and I’m sure there’d be a neat mix of arts and crafts, sports stars, social schmoozing and intelligent conversation to satisfy a whole range of viewers.
We came up with our own pitch, because as everyone knows, for a television show to be successful in NZ it should always star the fierce Colin Mathura-Jeffree (CMJ to you and me). eh.