Troppo Contest of the Week!
Continuing the TV theme, I think I watched the worst ever American reality tv show set in Australia last night. Outback Jack. The host is called J. D. Roberto. The premise is that twelve “uptown girls” think they’re going to a mansion to pick a bachelor of their dreams, but instead they fly to Sydney (in evening gowns). But they don’t get to stay in a hotel. Instead they’re herded into a light plane. Then they have to jump out of the plane into the forbidding “Outback”. The girls have names like Summer, Cortney, Harmonie and Marissa. Luckily, “Outback Jack”, who has a knife just like Crocodile Dundee’s, walks out of the bush and he knows his way around an Iguana or two.
According to the episode guide –
On their first full day in the Outback, Jack makes the girls survival kits–bandages, waterproof matches, and the whole deal. He then introduces them to the animals of the Outback and shows them what to do if they encounter one. He lets the ladies meet a monitor lizard, who sits quietly in Jack’s hands, but becomes a woman chaser as soon as he’s released. The girls scramble to escape the rambunctious reptile. Their fear escalates when they’re introduced to a full-grown crocodile. Adrienne tells the viewers, “Jack told us what to do when you encounter a crocodile…you run.” Later, Jack rewards the girls for their bravery by taking them to a magnificent waterfall.
The chicks get to say things like “EEEEEWWWWW, there’s a bug on my Chanel bag”….
So, to cut to the chase (and if you want to short-circuit the next seven episodes, the US internet site linked above reveals which of the belles of the bush Jack chose…), what was the worst reality TV show on Australian TV this year, and why?
NB: Nominations will not be accepted for the Federal Election coverage.