I’m not going to beat around the bush, MTV’s reality shows have really
reached an all time low. The channel’s latest addition is ‘The Valleys’, the Welsh version of ‘Geordie Shore’. Now admittedly, the genre isn’t really targeted at an intellectual audience and nudity in similar shows is generally to be expected, however ‘The Valleys’ had people stripped down to their boxers in the first 5-10 minutes and a particularly classy lady was flashing within the first half an hour of the show. I honestly couldn’t believe what I was witnessing.
The MTV producers obviously realised sex was what made people want to watch their other UK show so much. So they took away every endearing quality of the show, brought it to Wales and found a fame hungry Welsh cast to create a dodgy doppelganger.
As a Broadcast Student, I am interested to see if MTV’s rehashed idea will be as successful as the UK original however I don’t think I will be able to subject myself to a whole season of this over the top rubbish.