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Would You Buy Full Season Sets of Reality TV Shows on DVD?

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I like reality TV, but there's no replay value
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Would You Buy Full Season Sets of Reality TV Shows on DVD?

 
Old 08-31-03, 02:35 PM
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Would You Buy Full Season Sets of Reality TV Shows on DVD?

Whether it's Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, The Mole, Temptation Island, Joe Millionaire, Bachelor, Fear Factor, etc...

If a full season of your favorite reality show came out onto DVD, would you be inclined to buy it? And do you think it would have any replay value?

I ask because I just recently heard Big Brother 3 will hit dvd--the full season--in Nov.
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Old 08-31-03, 03:20 PM
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I won't watch them when broadcast on TV, so I have no desire to own them on DVD.

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Old 08-31-03, 03:32 PM
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Yeah, I would. I don't see it as being much different than collecting any other TV shows. I'll admit they don't have much replay value, many movies in my collection don't have much replay value either, but I like having them available "just in case".
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Old 08-31-03, 03:36 PM
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Hell no, I wouldn't watch them if someone gave me the DVD's for free.
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I wouldn't even use them as drink coasters.
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Never seen any of them. Never would buy any of them.
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Old 08-31-03, 05:37 PM
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I would, but only a couple...

Trading Spaces and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I love the make-over/improvement type shows.
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Hmmm.........let me think about this for a moment. &nbsp No.
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you gave any of them to me, I'd e-bay them, then call the mental institution and reserve a place for you.
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Old 08-31-03, 10:18 PM
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Yeh, sure .... I'll put 'em right next to my Best Forcasts From The Weather Channel collection.....
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Ever notice how far from reality these reality shows are?
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Old 08-31-03, 10:29 PM
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A lot of people that are voting here seem to dislike reality shows in general, and I don't think this is the target demographic for this poll. Maybe it is, but anyways... I'd luuuuurve to have season sets of The Amazing Race on DVD.
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Old 08-31-03, 11:01 PM
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I'd really like to see season sets of Big Brother and maybe a couple of the others... unlike most other television shows, these pretty much never see re-runs, so it would be nice to go back and check out an episode you missed even if you know who "won"... plus it would be a great opportunity to see some of the "untelevised" material as bonus material... I mean, they videotape 24 hours a day... might as well let us see a little more of what went on...
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Old 08-31-03, 11:31 PM
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Man, do I hate reality shows. In my OPINION, they're just about the stupidest television fad ever.
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Originally posted by pOpus
I would, but only a couple...

Trading Spaces and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I love the make-over/improvement type shows.
I don't like reality shows at all (still trying to give away that free "American Idol" DVD I got from DVDempire), and I especially have never liked makeover/improvement shows. But having said that, I would definately buy a "Queer Eye" season set - that show is freaking hilarious.

The show has become a pretty big hit, so a season set is a good possibility. Hopefully it won't suffer the same overexposure/backlash as other shows that became really popular very fast (like The Osbornes - another reality show that I didn't like), but it looks like it could be heading that way.

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Old 09-01-03, 12:32 AM
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Not for me because I hate reality television. I would buy Monster Garage sets for my brother in law though.

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No. Reality TV is a terrible and boring idea and if too many series were to get released on DVD, it would only prolong the amount of time that we have to put up with this horrid fad.
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Definitely not! I didn't watch them the first time. Even if I were a fan, doubt I would want to watch it over an over.
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Less drama, more sex, buy porn insted!
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Yeah.. it's funny how many people are dropping in just to hate on reality shows in general. There are some that I don't care for either... However, clearly there is a market for the shows. I personally enjoy several of them and find it mildly offensive that some of you are talking about them being "stupid", since that is as much a poke at the viewer as the show or it's creators.
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Old 09-01-03, 07:20 AM
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The only reality "TV show" I watch is 'Fear Factor', I consider it more of a new-age gameshow. Would I buy it? Nope. Game shows and reality TV shows have no replay value.
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The only reality TV boxed set i would ever buy is The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. Okay, so it's more of a nature documentary (i should be slapped upside the head for even lumping this TV classic in with the likes of "Paradise Hotel"), but i'd buy season boxed sets of it in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-01-03, 08:28 AM
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No way, I'm holding out for Who Wants to Marry My Grandmother?
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No. There are some that I really like (TAR for one), but I can't see any of them having any real replay value for me...
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