It’s always nice to receive polite letters from our viewing audience. Sometimes they’re angry, sometimes very poorly-written, many times overly-demanding about what they want to see in whatever show they like, but this one was just nice. And you know what? That can go quite a long way.
We actually HAD been thinking about bringing back ‘Getting Hairy’, although perhaps with a re-branding. Competition shows are SO in right now, and I really think that if we could get some of Melbourne’s best hair salons on board, and then we stir up some weepy melodrama amongst the contestants to keep it contemporary and relevant, we can have a huge hit on our hands. People love getting their hair done, they love watching art in motion, and they LOVE shows where people are judged with dramatic music in the background. Just look at ‘Your Kitchen Sucks’, or ‘Master-Chief’, the cooking show hosted by that one guy from the old gaming franchise. Never really understood the appeal, but this is television in 2019, my friends. There’s a market for everything, if you have the gumption and the viewing audience.
As the letter mentions, Getting Hairy is something of a beloved relic from the past, giving it a nostalgia factor. I remember the old hairdressing salon in St James Place, way back in the 1980s. I’d be getting my hair all teased up into a giant perm, as was the way of the times, and we’d all be glued to the television set. Someone would be pulling off a really competent straightening project, maybe to fashion their model’s hair into a little ski ramp with skiers made out of hair. Oh, the memories. I want to feel that buzz again, and I’m sure there are a ton of hair enthusiasts who feel the same way.
We’re bringing it back. More hair, more spray, more wax, and definitely WAY more tears. Tears equal ratings!