Saturday | June 21, 2003
It's raining for the fifth weekend running here in New York, so I'm home watching TV. Oddly enough, I'm watching Punk'd, the MTV show with Ashton Kutcher, celebrity boy toy. However, the show has an oddly subversive take on class, as he introduces real life dilemmas (shoplifting, destroying one's car, being arrested) to his co-stars and friends. Their reactions to having their pleasant little lives messed with is amusing. But what stands out is his awareness of class. As if he knows rich people don't get arrested or hassled. It adds a bite to what could be just another MTV show. It's worth a look, if only for the cheap jokes on semi-famous people.
Steve GilliardPosted June 21, 2003 12:07 AM | Comments (218)