Once again, MTV is basking in the glow of critical acclaim. This time it's a cultural breakthrough called "The Osbournes," a "brilliant" (Time magazine) reality show chronicling the family life of heavy metal has-been Ozzy Osbourne. It's "the most refreshing, funny and subversive 30 minutes of television" the Baltimore Sun TV critic has seen this year. "Hectic and hilarious," says The Boston Globe...
I tuned in to see what all the panting and raving was about. When the Osbournes and their teen-age children aren't cursing their lungs out, they're playing with their dogs, lounging in their Beverly Hills mansion, and snickering at the antics of the addled head of the household. After decades of heavy alcohol and drug abuse, Ozzy is barely intelligible. The star of the show stutters and slurs and stops mid-sentence. His hands shake. He shuffles. And he refuses to quit drinking.
This isn't "hilarious." It's pathetic.
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