As a writer, I am aware of a very dangerous trap--never let your characters become stereotypes. I am always careful to make my characters 3D, with a myriad of emotions and traits that allow them to grow. Like a real person. Unfortunately, this reality show features "characters" that are one note--and its all the same note. Whiny. If I ever tried to submit a manuscript with characters like that, my career would be over. (Or as these women with their horrible accents would say, Ovah. I swear, no one in Manhattan sounds like that in real life!)
Which leads me to my big question. Is anyone else sick of these so-called reality shows that have nothing to do with reality? I know that during the writers strike the networks had little choice but to create them. But the guild has settled with the producers. Aren't we entitled to some good television now?
I know what you're thinking: Why not just turn off the TV and read a good book? That's exactly what I did. The Great Gatsby. I guess that after a solid hour of the Real Wives, I just had a need to read about superficial New Yorkers that actually had some depth.
Of course, Daisy, Nick, Tom and Gatsby aren't real. But they sure seemed that way to me after what I'd just watched. And I'd much rather spend time with them than the wannabees on TV. Wouldn't you?
Okay, rant over. I feel better now.
Anyone else have a pet peeve today?