You could say it went from bad to worse.
Last week I gave up on My Kitchen Rules because of the intensely irritating Josh and Austin.
In casting those two, the creators overstepped the mark. Yes, reality TV shows need villains, I know how that works.
But the villains aren’t supposed to be so bad that they turn people away from the TV show.
So last Monday, instead of watching My Kitchen Rules, I chose to check out Married at First Sight.
And that was when I met Ines – the Married at First Sight villain.
She really puts Josh and Austin’s annoying antics into perspective. Next to her, those two are merely annoying children. And, like children, they think they’re far smarter than they really are.
But Ines, oh dear God, she is such a horrible person. It’s no surprise that she’s single – both now and in the future because it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to date her from here on in.
She met her husband Bronson and the first thing she says – even before “hello” – is that he has to get rid of his eyebrow ring.
Then she finds out he was a stripper and then proceeds to be disgusted, because to her that is the worst job anyone could ever do.
And she makes a habit of bringing this up as often as possible, just in case some people overlooked how terrible a person she is.
She’s one of those people who think being rude and relentlessly insulting is a good thing – she calls it being “brutally honest”.
Which in a perverse way is correct; the relentless insults she dishes out do come with some brutal honesty. Not about the person she’s insulting, but rather herself.
Because when she denigrates Bronson (who takes the onslaught incredibly well) others aren’t agreeing with her.
They’re using that denigration to judge her. Perhaps without knowing, she’s being “brutally honest” about the sort of person she is.
And that’s the sort of person I don't want to watch on TV – I watched one episode of MaFS and that was enough for me.
That’s MKR and MaFS ruled out – I’m going to have to find something else to watch.
Or maybe just read a book instead.