New Rule

The artificial, extended pause just before a result or contestant's name is announced on a reality show is over. ("The next name I'm going to call is.......") I so decree. It has become a cliche, but worse, a useless cliche. I mean, the horror movie cliche of "we all jumped at that noise but it was just a cat" is despised, but it works -- you jump at the noise. The extended pause no longer works. The contestants are as nervous as they're going to be anyway. And it doesn't increase our tension, because we're used to it. It's just annoying at this point. Please note. Over.