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January 7, 2003

Real-Lie TV

Posted by Mike on January 7, 2003 3:39 PM

Noy Thrupkaew of The American Prospect is a little put off by Fox's new Joe Millionaire.

The premise of the show is that 20 women are brought together to vie for the affections of a man they think has inherited $50 million. He hasn't... he's a $19,000/year construction worker who just has to spend his days lying to them about his wealth and, as he puts it, "figuring out who the gold diggers are."

Hint, you big oaf: all of them.

The worst part of the show is knowing that if they have it on the air now, it must have finished filming, and if it finished filming, it must have had an ending that didn't involve any of the concerned parties telling the production team to cram their cameras up their asses. The other worst part is that the cameras choose to focus on the worst of the crew of women out for "Joe's" millions, "demonstrating" that it isn't just the folks on Springer and Montel who are deeply fucked. I'm not quite ready to kill my television, but I'm awfully close to soldering the tuner to the DVD player station and leaving it at that.