The TV Challenge continues.
Reality. Are you a fan of “Reality TV”? What’s your “can’t miss” reality TV show (or shows), or what reality TV show do you suppose the devil plays on the TV in Hell as punishment?
No, not a fan. “Reality” TV, means two things to me. One, tantrum-throwing pottymouths that I’d not care to watch in the first place. Two, tarted-up game shows. Sometimes, they’re both. Myself, I’d prefer a nice, scripted fantasy over an improvised popularity contest, but that’s just me. I, as you know, am just weird.
As for what reality show the Devil plays in Hell, I have not one but two suppositions…
The first would be a show called This Is Your Life, INSERT_NAME_HERE. This show would be a customized documentary of the life of the damned in question, detailing each and every decision that led to his or her damnation, and the negative impact that each of these decisions had on others. Exclusive interviews would show the damned exactly what everyone truly thought of him or her.
The second would be a show simply called Earth. It would document (in great detail) happy, well-adjusted people enjoying the company of friends in pleasant settings. For example, they may be joking over coffee, skipping down a beach with a beloved pet, or making arts and crafts with children. In other words, it would be a lot like every pharmaceutical commercial out there, with the omission of the rushed list of dire side effects. Having to watch Earth wouldn’t itself be the punishment, but it would make everything else seem a lot worse by comparison.