So the folks that brought you Survivor are going to be creating a new show, “Live like you’re dying“. It will feature someone who is terminally ill and follow them on the trip of a life time. Which will include reunions with feuding family members and former friends. Think Make a Wish meets Big Brother.
While they insist the show will be inspirational rather than depressing and morbid, one can’t help but question how far they will take it. Will they follow some poor bastard through their last rattling breaths while they shit themselves waiting for the grim spectre of death to finally provide them with some relief? Let’s hope so!
It reminds me of the Dutch T.V. show “De Grote Donorshow” or “The Big Donor Show” where contestants compete to win a kidney, or liver or some other organ they desperately need. While the show was a hoax and supposed to raise organ donation awareness, this Live like you’re dying idea is not far off.
I’m all for “make a wish” and carpe diem but I really don’t need to watch someone reunite with estranged family members just because they are dying. If people spent time and effort on their own lives they wouldn’t need to watch the misery and drama in other’s.