“Showtime” is about a reality TV show in the near future where the victim confronts the accused.
The court room studio audience was restless. The previous trial had not lived up to its billing. Ratings were down for the third quarter in a row. Asses were on the line. Someone’s head was going to roll if ratings didn’t improve quickly, the people upstairs said. Mr. Monney, the show’s producer, scurried back and forth between cameras, wringing his hands and shaking his head. Every time someone in the audience complained or got up to leave, he took flight to another camera, back and forth, back and forth.
“Not good. No no. Not good.”
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