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Old 06-19-20, 06:24 AM
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Not sure how much reality is actually in these but their the only reality shows ive ever watched
1) Viva La Bam
2) Wildboyz
3)Gene Simmons Family Jewels
4) Rob & Big
5) Jackass
Old 06-19-20, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Neitzl View Post
Joe Schmoe - I thought this was brilliant!
The first 2 were terrific. Definitely on my list.

I don't consider Survivor and TAR as reality shows. They are game shows.

So besides Joe Schmoe 1 & 2, I'd add Beauty and the Geek and the 1st seasons of Paradise Hotel and Temptation Island.
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I remember one contestant on Beauty and the Geek who didn't know how to wash his face. Also, he slept in his day clothes (like a suit), so he didn't have get dressed in the morning.
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Man I couldn't get enough of Blind Date/Elimidate/Room Raiders/couple others.
When Blind Date was first on tv my local network would run Blind Date, Elimidate and The 5th Wheel from 10:30pm-Midnight every weekday. I'd watch those shows almost every night, they were so much fun and so dirty.
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Glad to see The Mole love. I loved the shit out of that show.
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Glad to see The Mole love. I loved the shit out of that show.
I have the first season on DVD. I think I'm going to rewatch it.
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Re: Name Your Top Five Reality Shows of all Time

Hmmm ...

Amazing Race
Blown Away
British Baking
Forged in Fire
Making It

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I know most people hated it but I liked the Osbournes in the early 2000's.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
When Blind Date was first on tv my local network would run Blind Date, Elimidate and The 5th Wheel from 10:30pm-Midnight every weekday. I'd watch those shows almost every night, they were so much fun and so dirty.
They did that here too, would watch the entire block of shows. The girls were such cuties. Dudes were hilarious or hilariously inept.

Mole is a great call, but it was mainly that first season.
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They did that here too, would watch the entire block of shows. The girls were such cuties. Dudes were hilarious or hilariously inept.
Even though I'm sure the guys had to be coached to be obnoxious to make it more "dramatic", sometimes you could see they were genuinely clueless in how to act on a date. I remember one where they went to a nice microbrewery, got some pints of good ale, and the guy proceeded to "chug" it, then encouraged his date to do the same.
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Survivor has really dropped off.
I might have put Survivor up there 10 years ago, but it has become a parody of itself. Every bit of tinkering they have done the past decade has made the show progressively worse.
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Blind date got a revival on Bravo but I haven't found a way I could watch it without cable.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
Blind date got a revival on Bravo but I haven't found a way I could watch it without cable.
Bravo's Blind Date really isn't anything like the original show.
Old 06-21-20, 02:21 PM
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The Challenge
The Real World
Bands on the Run
Jersey Shore, first couple seasons only. None of the spin offs or reunion stuff.
Buckwild.
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Deadliest Catch
Gold Rush
Life After People
Duck Dynasty (before it became really staged)
Storage Wars (let's face it there was one reason to watch Storage Wars. No, two)
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
Blind date got a revival on Bravo but I haven't found a way I could watch it without cable.
I've DVRed most of the new episodes and they're pretty bad. And that's coming from someone who loves these stupid shows.

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Even though I'm sure the guys had to be coached to be obnoxious to make it more "dramatic", sometimes you could see they were genuinely clueless in how to act on a date. I remember one where they went to a nice microbrewery, got some pints of good ale, and the guy proceeded to "chug" it, then encouraged his date to do the same.
Yeah, producers definitely coached them up but I think they were genuine in their personalities unlike something like Next where they told them exactly what to say.
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Life After People
I've never seent this show, so I'm wondering how this is a reality show.
Old 06-22-20, 06:23 PM
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I've never seent this show, so I'm wondering how this is a reality show.
Yeah on reflection it wasn't a true reality show, more like a documentary series. But I liked it better than Ice Road Truckers and American Pickers.

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