In general, we don’t do well with reality TV shows.
UK shoes like The X Factor and Big Brother always choose the weirdest and most delusional Irish contestants they can find, selling our nation as backward, freaky and desperate.
Need I say anymore?
And then our own national TV stations run shows like Your A Star and Fame and The All Ireland Talent Show, which are always low-budget, cheap-looking productions with nobodies as judges/mentors/tag-alongs and stupid, untalented contestants.
Even The Apprentice, a show supposedly highlighting the high level of skill in the Irish business industry, managed to bring in complete idiots who fumbled blindly from task to task.
Knowing what a great fashion blogging scene Ireland has, when I heard they were doing a Style reality show, I was really excited.
Finally, we’d produce a show that showed some genuine talent!
Of course not.
Don’t get me wrong.
There were/are a couple of people worth some praise, but they’re completely overshadowed by the arrogance, brashness and bad attitude of the other contests.
And even if they didn’t have that holding them back, there are given pathetic tasks, used simply to promote some awful brand looking for some publicity.
Last night’s task: style an outfit and shoot for Lipton Tea.
A STYLE show.
A FASHION show.
And they’re stuck designing for a variety of tea flavours.
The contestants themselves are something I can’t get my head around.
One of the girls, Roisin, has her styled summed up as the following:
Her contemporary look has been described as Lady Gaga meets Deirdre Barlow.
How does that sound even remotely appealing!?
Irish and British people have been horrified by Deirdre Barlow’s ‘style’ for decades now (she’s a long-standing character on a British soap), so how can that possible be deemed as a good thing.
I’m still trying to figure out which blind monkey suggested there was some Lady GaGa mixed into her style.
Most of the contestants are just as abysmal.
I had my eye on Grace Mangan and Zoe Wong as the contestants with the most potential.
Zoe was kicked out during the first week.
Caprice is one of the judges.
Should I really be surprised at how the show is going?