Wife Swap Australia

 
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife_Swap_Australia



The Australian Version of this hit US reality TV show premiered on the screens of Channel 7 Viewers this week! I enjoyed watching it, because i could see and compare the two different sets of values and lived lifestyles of the two families who were being filmed, to see which one is the best.



What did everyone else here think?

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
What did everyone else here think?
Gayspie
I didn't.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

I’ll hang on to the one I already got!!!!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I’ll hang on to the one I already got!!!!
michaelgm
Me too.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I'll pass. I've been there and done it.

However, I will wait with bated breath to see what "The Reverend" billybaxter thinks of the concept.
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
A quote from the bus mum that i really liked; Obviously you live in a big house filled with lots of fancy stuff, that your parents have both worked really hard for, but it is important for you all to realize that not everything needs to be brand new all the time which is why we are going out op shopping today.



A quote from the mansion mum that i really liked; Obviously you live on a tight budget which is good in a way because you have been able to save your money to spend on travelling but it is a basic human right for kids to grow up in a clean hygienic environment as well as have the chance to get an education.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Here’s a quote from me:
“I don’t watch free to air TV, but can you please ditch whatever crap this is and broadcast something decent so that I might?”
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
I think Gayspie needs a hobby.   Get out in the train shed/room instead of watching this and the other "reality" TV shows.  You will thank me later.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
A quote from the bus mum that i really liked; Obviously you live in a big house filled with lots of fancy stuff, that your parents have both worked really hard for, but it is important for you all to realize that not everything needs to be brand new all the time which is why we are going out op shopping today.


A quote from the mansion mum that i really liked; Obviously you live on a tight budget which is good in a way because you have been able to save your money to spend on travelling but it is a basic human right for kids to grow up in a clean hygienic environment as well as have the chance to get an education.
"Gayspie"
 You call this reality? Your Railpage name is appropriate; you seem to enjoy spying. I agree with the remarks of both Aaron and Donald. You need to find something to do.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife_Swap_Australia

The Australian Version of this hit US reality TV show

What did everyone else here think?
Gayspie
It seems a hit TV show has set a new standard of how low can you go !

I've been watching videos of paint drying on YouTube, it's riveting..Rolling Eyes

BigShunter.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

I would want to have some acid and have my very own visual experience
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Apparently 7Mate might be broadcasting the third series of Railroad Australia soon.  Aka "Loco Swap Australia".
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I'm going off to watch "Love Under a Tablecloth" on Fred or Bert or Ernie or whoever it is.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
These days i tend to watch mainly SBS, you can even learn to read. And then just before nigh nighs there's usually a bit of smeg, why only a week or two ago there was a show about sex shops in Turkmenistan or some such, riveting stuff. Funny how some words and noises translate the same in different languages.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
smeg= pawn
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I used to watch pornography, but then my pornograph broke down.
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
Here’s a quote from me:
“I don’t watch free to air TV, but can you please ditch whatever crap this is and broadcast something decent so that I might?”
Aaron
This is coming from a person who is married, earns good money, and who most likely is living in a McMansion while driving a big SUV, and who probably wants to educate his kids in private schools.

Learning life lessons from the bus mum as per the last episode of wife swap might actually do you some good.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
This is coming from a person who is married, earns good money, and who most likely is living in a McMansion while driving a big SUV, and who probably wants to educate his kids in private schools.
"Gayspie"
I know that Aaron can very capably speak for himself, but your comment cannot go unchallenged. You have no idea where he lives, what he drives, the size of his family etc, but you still see fit to dream up an imaginary profile, and then criticise it.

Learning life lessons from the bus mum as per the last episode of wife swap might actually do you some good.
"Gayspie"
If you really believe that life lessons are learnt from a TV program of this nature, you are seriously deluded. The rubbish you love to watch is not "reality". It is a cooked up, low class attempt at living drama, and it fails lamentably.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

I know that Aaron can very capably speak for himself, but your comment cannot go unchallenged. You have no idea where he lives, what he drives, the size of his family etc, but you still see fit to dream up an imaginary profile, and then criticise it.
Valvegear
I agree. There’s no way that I would take advice on life lessons from a sweaty pimple-faced 135kg virgin like Heath, at least not on anything other than the merits of the different frozen pizza options offered at Aldi.

Learning life lessons from the bus mum as per the last episode of wife swap might actually do you some good.
If you really believe that life lessons are learnt from a TV program of this nature, you are seriously deluded. The rubbish you love to watch is not "reality". It is a cooked up, low class attempt at living drama, and it fails lamentably.
Valvegear
I was talking to a freelance camera operator at a sporting event about this a couple of years ago, he confirmed there is never anything real about so called “reality TV.”

The networks love these shows because they are so easy to produce. Unlike a quality drama where everything needs to be right or a live sporting event where they only get one take , reality TV is easy because they just have a couple of freelance camera operators grab a few hours of vision for each episode and the producer picks the bits that support the episode narrative.

It’s driving down pay rates for freelancers in the industry too, because the low-grade programming like Wife Swap (as opposed to prime time programming, even the higher budget reality programs like Masterchef) is contracted out to the lowest bidders and no effort made to produce it to a high standard. If the rot continues, quality programming might become impossible to produce as the experienced operators won’t have anyone following through to replace them.
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

I can't for the life of me understand why anyone watches free to air TV anymore. I haven't had my TV connected to an antenna for 12+ years. Never had Foxtel either.

I just pay $11 per month for Youtube premium...there is virtually limitless amateur content made by people who are passionate about their hobbies and all on demand.

I have recently been watching Tales from the Tube:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvoS5pZ9wbM&list=PLU-ISBRtJrbrgztP_5xf5lJv1OFE3OD20
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
If you really believe that life lessons are learnt from a TV program of this nature, you are seriously deluded. The rubbish you love to watch is not "reality". It is a cooked up, low class attempt at living drama, and it fails lamentably.
Valvegear
Well explain to me why most reality TV shows are so popular in their ratings then?
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

If you really believe that life lessons are learnt from a TV program of this nature, you are seriously deluded. The rubbish you love to watch is not "reality". It is a cooked up, low class attempt at living drama, and it fails lamentably.
Well explain to me why most reality TV shows are so popular in their ratings then?
Gayspie
Little other options on free to air?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

If you really believe that life lessons are learnt from a TV program of this nature, you are seriously deluded. The rubbish you love to watch is not "reality". It is a cooked up, low class attempt at living drama, and it fails lamentably.
Well explain to me why most reality TV shows are so popular in their ratings then?
Gayspie
Because it's free and they're only slightly less brain-numbing than infomercials, and less depressing than news channels.

I don't watch free-to-air TV much at all.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
If you really believe that life lessons are learnt from a TV program of this nature, you are seriously deluded. The rubbish you love to watch is not "reality". It is a cooked up, low class attempt at living drama, and it fails lamentably.
Well explain to me why most reality TV shows are so popular in their ratings then?
Gayspie
Because nearly anything of a brain-numbing nature will entertain those who are so enraptured by these shows.

Just take a look at Gogglebox.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Well explain to me why most reality TV shows are so popular in their ratings then?
"Gayspie"
Well; you asked for it. It's because their brain-numbing content appeals to the lowest common denominator. It's called escapism and allows people to indulge in something which requires no thought whatsoever. It's the same with people who believe in Creationism, or that COVID is a hoax, or that the earth is flat; a complete failure to confront the real world.

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