25 February 2017 | tommcdonnell-48848
Cynical and manipulative appeal to mindlessness.
I was angered and saddened to watch this programme with my 17 year old grandson. Angered to see how cynically manipulated these empty, silly young people were by the programme makers, who are feeding and exploiting their shaky and desperate narcissistic needs. I am sad for the cast, but also sad for the young audiences who are drawn to the series, and encouraged to think that this is a normal, even healthy way of relating to other people. The programme makers must know that that they are appealing to the most vulnerable and deprived in our society. I wonder if they would think it good nourishment for their own children. I doubt it.