Sunday, February 12, 2012


Talafornia ..... Thrashyfornia!!
Talafornia, miles away from the so called Californian lifestyle upon which it’s based, and more akin to Thrashyfornia if you ask me! TV3 what were you thinking?! Just when you thought Take me Out was bad, they introduce this lot! The Talafornia crew make the Take Me Out line up almost look classy (almost!)! This is not entertainment – this is distasteful viewing, and viewing not worthy of national broadcast!
A stripper, a bodybuilder, a few from the umpa lumpa (fake tan) brigade, scantily clad girls and a D4 head who obviously missed the Fade Street auditions! This lot coupled with copious amounts of alcohol equate to cringe worthy TV and a severely inaccurate representation of our generation – Why TV3?! Why! (No matter the budget, surely you can afford to make better TV)!!!
Reality TV shows have somehow weaselled their way into our lives, and no matter the lengths one goes to avoid them, it’s virtually impossible! Sure we have Jersey Shore, Geordie Shore and TOWIE to name but a few (I haven’t actually watched them!) but surely they aren’t this bad?
I’m repulsed that a young group of people are utilised in such a fashion for supposed entertainment purposes and in an obvious quest for fame by a TV station, when in fact they fail to represent the youth of today in any shape her form. Unlike the lifestyle depicted in Talafornia, young people do not drink every night of the week, party constantly, and laze about a house all day without daily jobs to go to it seems!
It saddens me that a TV station would regard this as entertainment, and broadcast such a poor depiction of modern living amongst young people in Ireland. In truth, this is not how the majority of young people live. We’ve been aching to get in the headlines of late to highlight issues regarding education fees, lack of graduate opportunities, forced emigration, lack of input by the youth in politics and you instead decide to air a group of yobs on the piss continuously!! Why?! There was room and scope to fill such a time slot with other forms of entertainment that could highlight issues currently under the spot light for the young generation of today.
We struggle everyday to have our voices heard, and yet you choose to air the voices of drunken idiots and media crazed fame hungry youngsters, that do not clearly care for the country in the same way so many of us do! We’re a well educated demographic, and entertainment that attempts to explore the political and economic opinions would much better viewing.
 For now though, it appears that TV3 are intent on portraying falsities and misrepresentations of a young generation!!  Cheers guys....

The Forgotten Irish Graduate                                                                                              12 February 2012