Intervention is the new black
Posted by episode81 on May 5, 2009
I watch a bit (!) of TV. There isn’t a CSI that I don’t watch. My dirty little secret is that my favourite one is CSI: Miami. I love David Caruso and his sideways glance – especially when he snatches his glasses off.
I used to wear glasses. I hated my glasses. They steamed up in the sweaty UK summer and slid down my shiny (thanks Mum!) nose. Oh, and I looked like a chicken wearing glasses in pictures. Now I just look like a chicken.
Anywho, I digress …
I have Tivo, so I skip the commercials. However, I do catch one every now and again and I have noticed a new, unfortunate trend.
It’s all about interventions. The guys on the Comcast ad stage an intervention on the guy with too few HD channels. The friend who buys too many expensive handbags (sound like anyone you know?) is tackled by her friends to shop at Marshalls.
Then there’s the rash of reality shows about actual interventions. I don’t watch any reality TV (Project Runway was the only one I ever watched, and now I don’t), but the people who are featured have a habit of showing up elsewhere.
What is it with interventions? I have seen a couple up close and I am astonished that this is fodder for TV ads, let alone shows. What a sad world.
UPDATED: to include links.