I do admit to succumbing to one or two reality shows. I watched The Biggest Loser for two seasons in a row. I watched The Apprentice two seasons ago, but didn’t watch this last season. There must have been quite a few people who didn’t watch last season, because the show has been canceled.
So I’ve already admitted to having watched a few reality shows. But how REAL are they? I remember hearing someone say, about their reality show, that “It’s a reality show. We have to take a lot of scenes over again.” In other words, they have an unscripted show, but they take the same scene over and over again until it comes out the way they want it to.
There are just some shows *I* cannot imagine why they are either watched or participated in, which obviously I know a bit about, otherwise I couldn't write about them. But I do not watch them! LOL:
***Fear Factor. People sign up for that??? I bet the document they have to sign just to get on the show is a ream’s worth of paper! Because if they die or develop health problems from the things they have to do, I’m sure the producers are not going to take responsibility!
***Wife Swap. What husband wants his wife living in another man’s house for two weeks? While a stranger lives in his house and takes care of his kids? To get the most for the viewer’s enjoyment, they pick women from extreme opposite homes.
***Nanny 911. My kid is an obnoxious brat and I want to broadcast it on national television? Do parents have no shame?
***What Not to Wear. Can you imagine how embarrassed and hurt you would be if family members or friends nominated you for this show? And then sometimes the outfits that the hosts wear look so ridiculous. They need someone to tell them what not to wear! (I do not regularly watch this show, but I have seen it a few times.) The $5000 Visa card would not be enough to cover the embarrassment and hurt, at least not for me!
***Man vs. Wild Man with an accent leaping through the jungle, climbing mountains in his bare feet, trudging through deserts with nothing but an empty canteen, talking all the while about how dangerous the things are that he’s doing. OK let’s get real here: All the things he’s doing, the camera men have to do, with a camera in their hands! I’m sure the camera men are privileged with real food and do not have to eat grubs and monkey brains, but still. If they couldn’t keep up with him, there wouldn’t be a show!!!
Please, don't be offended if you watch and enjoy any of the above shows. These are MY opinions of the shows! *Smiles*