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If you have even read the most rudimentary book or article about writing you would have heard the advice ... "show, don't tell". Why, oh why, don't the makers of reality television look to this advice?

I was watching Jamie's Kitchen last night which has the makings of a good show except the narrator feels compelled to not only tell you the bleeding obvious but pick it up and thump you over the head with it, then yell, "you got that?" and thump you again for good measure.

Most notable is the extreme emphasis placed on how much the students are 'no hopers' so that we are awed with wonder when they finally pull though.

And, another thing, if it is such a major hassle for Jamie Oliver to be doing all this while his wife is having a baby why take on the project? Maybe that was explained in a bit I missed because it seems a bit silly.

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