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Have Reality Shows Gone Too Far?

Old 02-25-01, 04:49 AM
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Survivor has caused a "recent" revolution of these reality shows. Personally i hate survivor and i thinks its dumb and staged but now they are others like Temptation Island, The Mole, Pop Stars etc. I think these shows are ridiculous, whats your take?
Old 02-25-01, 05:07 AM
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Of course they are. I ****ing hate FOX, they leech off of shows that got good ratings, like Survivor with Temptation Island and Who wants to be a millionare with GREED.
Old 02-25-01, 10:28 AM
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Reality TV sucks IMO. It is all fake and stupid. I live near Philly and on the front page of the Inquirer it said that we were the region who watches the most reality TV. I guess I'm an outcast.
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It seems to me that if you wanted to see reality, you wouldn't be in front of the television.
Old 02-25-01, 03:10 PM
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I liked the 1st Survivor, Big Brother was mostly sucky, I haven't watched any since then. I think they could be good. I'd like to see a show where they have people alone. Either on an island like in Castaway or in a room or something. Not even have camera people, just have hidden cameras or something. No human contact whatsoever. Just take a few dozen people and isolate them all like this and see how long it takes them before they crack and ask to leave. Whoever lasts longest could win money or whatever. Of course, they couldn't do this, I'm sure there would be legal problems from a show where people get driven insane.

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Old 02-25-01, 04:08 PM
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I'm one that enjoys the reality shows. I think it's fun to stop worrying about my own life for a few hours out of the week, and try to figure out if my favorites will win. It's a stress relief time.

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Old 02-26-01, 07:03 AM
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Originally posted by seven
I'd like to see a show where they have people alone. Either on an island like in Castaway or in a room or something. Not even have camera people, just have hidden cameras or something. No human contact whatsoever. Just take a few dozen people and isolate them all like this and see how long it takes them before they crack and ask to leave. Whoever lasts longest could win money or whatever. Of course, they couldn't do this, I'm sure there would be legal problems from a show where people get driven insane.

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Ha ha! That's a great idea, Seven! Call me sadistic, but I'm all for it. I read in a recent magazine issue (forget which one, maybe Maxim or something like that) about exactly how fake Survivor is. They get to bring a personal item or two to the island, as well as CBS providing medicine, sunscreen, drinking water, some food, and shelter materials. Want to hear what's funny? The first time it rained, the "survivors" were forced to rough it out in their makeshift houses. Same thing the next time in rained. But a few weeks later, when it poured, CBS gave the cast yellow raincoats. Now THAT'S comedy.
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I saw the trailer for "Series 7" over the weekend, which is a total satire of reality shows. It's an improvised documentary style movie (a la Blair Witch) of a reality show with guns and stuff. Very cool.
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At least the mole doesn't pretend to be a survivor type thing. Nice fancy places, with weird stuff to do, but PERCEPTION is what the determinant of winning is.
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The only good 'reality show' ever was the Truman Show. Man, I loved that show. I'll never forget the day he took the step out of the giant bubble.

Haha fooled you, that was really a movie.
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Originally posted by tha_dvd_man
The only good 'reality show' ever was the Truman Show. Man, I loved that show. I'll never forget the day he took the step out of the giant bubble.

Haha fooled you, that was really a movie.

OHHH hahaha! You got me!!!
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I enjoy watching survivor 2 and temptation island. I don't think they're fake and staged, or at least it doesn't seem like they are. Either way, it's still fun to watch.
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Reality shows are excellent. Plus I think of Survivor as more of a game show - that is the mentality you have to go in with to really enjoy it. I love Real World, but it is in no way what I would call a "reality" show - it is basically just a real life soap opera (because that is not the real world for 20-year-olds). Temptation Island is very funny. Finally, last but not least, I get more laughs out of a half-hour episode of "Cops" than I do out of any sitcom on today except for That 70's Show and Sex & the City.

Never saw The Mole nor Big Brother, so I can't comment on those.
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Well, having been a watcher of The Real World since like 1994 I am kind of addicted to reality shows. I've yet to see an episode of The Mole and have only watched Survivor once or twice, but I am hopelessly addicted to Temptation Island

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