We recently made a post on The Blurb that has been drawing lots of attention about American Idol. One comment from Skip Rope said, "Good television to this show is television that will engage the viewers watching so that the network can keep commericial prices at a premium. Watching the judges say No… Try again would be ridiculiously boring."
I can see two sides to this story. One side is that if the judges were nice about criticizing contestants, then no one would watch American Idol because, "it would be ridiculously boring." Also, it is just very entertaining to see people struggling. But the other side of the story is that we make our country look like bullies because we are laughing at people getting insulted.
So my solution: Still be harsh, but not as harsh.
What do you think? Should the American Idol judges be "nicer" to the contestants, or would that just make the show boring?
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