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Now I can understand for example when fans of X Factor or American Idol have passionate opinions and strongly want a particular singer to win. You listen to them sing, then vote for the best singer or performer, so I can understand comments like, "She's an excellent singer! Did you hear her sing 'Who Let The Dogs Out?' It was beautiful!' and it makes sense that you would favour one contestant over the others.
I can also understand when fans of Strictly Come Dancing or Dancing With The Stars have strong opinions and passionately want a specific dancer to win. You watch the contestants dance then vote for the best dancer, so comments like, "He should never have been voted off! He did a really good effort with his 'Agadoo' routine!" are understandable, because after watching them all dance it's logical that you would favour the best dancer over the others.
However, what I don't understand is when fans of programmes like The Great British Bake Off have such equally strong opinions about which cook should win. When people confidently declare, 'I can't believe she got voted off! Her micro chips* were brilliant!' ... how can they be so sure?
|Which is the tastiest meal? The tomato pie or|
the chicken curry? They both look delicious,
but how can you judge if you don't get to taste?
Maybe at some point in the future technology will advance to such a stage that we're able to taste the meals contestants cook on cookery shows, and we'll be able to judge the best cook. However, as things stand we don't yet have that luxury, so why do viewers get so passionate about contestants on cookery shows? It doesn't make any sense.
I can understand viewers getting passionate over specific contrversial incidents such as when one contetstant's ice cream melted due to the BBC allegedly having inadequate freezers and holding the bake off at the peak of summer in a stiflingly hot tent. But just generally backing one contestant over another seems a bit weird.
Anyway, that's enough of my reality TV ponderings for today. A new series of The Great British Bake Off starts this week, so if you want to have illogically strong opinions about food you've never even tasted, then tune in on Wednesday!
* Please note, actual dishes prepared on the show may vary from those featured in this blog post.
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