Give me a break MediaCorp


For people who have caught the new comedy series on Channel 5, The Noose, which promises to be the comedy that spoofs television news, I just want to say, switch the TV off.

Its a blatant and stupid attempt at doing what has already been done better and perhaps with more interesting content by others. The Daily Show with John Stewart and The Colbert Report both do excellent parodies of current events that it begs the question of whether local television is going down the drain.

Without going into the whole mechanics of comedy, the fact that The Noose is irrelevant news makes the whole point of actually watching the show and getting some laughs out of it totally moot. Even with the likes of Gurmit Singh, with his close to being boring portrayal of different whacky characters, on the frontline doesn’t seem to help much to bring the show to anywhere but being lame.

Perhaps its because there seems to be a huge drain in quality content on television nowadays, with the executives at the television stations opting to import TV shows and writers being forced to concoct stories from National Day Rally speeches.

Come on MediaCorp. Having monopolized the broadcast media, I’m sure you can do better than wannabe and not even up to standard shows. Bring comedy and perhaps TV to the next level please, we’re still stuck in the Under-One-Roof era.

2 Comments so far

  1. tv_guy (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    Yeah, some of the jokes were damn lame. They tend to interview foreigners for opinions. And yesterday’s show has some stupid stereotyping. Just because some guy refused to answer the interviewer’s nonsense, the interviewer labeled him as “must be a Singaporean”. And the Noose’s signature logo just signified one important thing about Singapore: we like to hang people.

    So, is the Noose trying to hang people while acting stupid?

  2. MI (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 7:25 am

    I thought it was a definite good step forward for SG television, but still a long way to go. There is so much further they could push things – but give it time. I’m just happy that its going in that direction – finally.

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