Thursday, 15 December 2016

SO KOKO Life Topics | Dumbing Down

OK, I think we can all agree that no one is at a Junior Kyle level, admittedly. 

But we would have to admit, without his 'oversimplified' ways of thinking, My Wife and Kids with just Claire and Kady wouldn't be as memorable. Well maybe if Kady looked like how she looks now *wow*

This week's Life Topic  is on the idea of 'dumbing down' content. The term was first used as slang by screenwriters in 1933 America, whereby a script would need to be revised to appeal to those of lower education and intelligence.

We live in the prime of reality/ ratchet TV, where content doesn't necessarily need to be mentally stimulating, just socially engaging.

So you may or may not be familiar with the latest talk show on youtube BK CHAT LDN - It's even had Bella Naija asking around. We knew from its premiere, because we attended see here (shameless plug), because we kover events (shameless ad) , that the show was going to be a hit! Delivering every week, Trending every week consistently, accumulating hundreds of thousands of views in a matter of hours.

Every Wednesday Night :

The show cleverly takes controversial topics surrounding relationships and sex, often found in Twitter debates and projects it in a boys vs girls discussion on camera (We told you, it's clever). What Andy Amadi and his team have created is one to be commended. Why should we fault them, for giving us what we want?

Because if we really wanted the Brexit talks, political debates, world peace etc, there are plenty of outlets that cater to such discussions? You want Lucas to turn into David Attenborough mid sentence because you recognise the size of the BKCHAT platform. But let's just recognise the platform for what it is.

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