So, I’ve still been clinging to the conjecture that I’ve got a multi-million dollar scheme hidden somewhere in my expansive brain, and I think I may be onto something with my latest idea. With the latest craze in competitive, reality television, I’ve designed a form of entertainment the likes of which has never been seen before.
I intend to start off with a few strapping young lads and robust lassies. With the promise of a large sum of cash such as $40 and maybe an Applebee’s gift card or something, I aim to pin these adolescence against each other in a match of strength and wits. The competition will be based off a bracket system where contestants will compete against one another head to head. The loser is eliminated from the show, and the victor continues onward.
The setting will be a circular arena with stadium seating all around, and the center consisting of a sandy pit. The contestants will have an array of weapons and armor to equip themselves with such as maces, long swords, and frying pans. Essentially, the premise of the show is to throw the contestants in the arena two at a time to battle against one another.
Yeah, kinda like that.
With America’s insatiable appetite for competition and permanently damaging consequences, reality television as been increasingly becoming more brutal, bloody, and aggressive. I say we skip the steady progression and jetpack to the peak we’re destined to attain. I’m talking about full, unadulterated violence with lasting consequences. These contestants won’t only be fighting for their lives, but also for the chance to gain their freedom along with like 40 bucks and an Applebee’s gift card or something.
Now, of course I’ll implement some additional aspects to the competition. Say a competitor is cut down but still breathing; with the motion of a thumb, the audience will be able to vote on the fate of the loser. I’m just throwing something out there, but let’s say that thumbs up means the loser lives and thumbs down means, the loser is decapitated.
For the sake of entertainment, I’ll also have surprise guests visit the center ring such as a malnourished herd of tigers or a pissed off Italian deli shop owner. These guests won’t have a shot at the $40 and Applebee’s gift card or something, but they will provide an additional obstacle for the two contestants duking it out.
I know this idea seems risky, but given the chance, I believe it can work its way to the most viewed program in America. How can such an original idea that has never been done before fail?