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Metosblat
April 25th, 2001, 03:05 AM
I watch Survivor every week and don't think it's too bad, but for the last two days i've been watching Big Brother and it's really, really terrible. What do you guys think of Reality TV? and Big Brother?

Rob B
April 25th, 2001, 05:20 AM
Personally, I think it all sucks. Just throwing really annoying people together to see what happens isn't entertaining, IMHO.

It all started with MTV's Real World.

[This message has been edited by FitzFlagg (edited April 25, 2001).]

FitzChivalry
April 25th, 2001, 09:54 AM
Survivor is good, the rest of the reality shows that i've seen aren't really fun.

Metosblat
April 25th, 2001, 11:43 PM
It seems to be getting a big audience though. I most people are like me and don't like it but watch it anyway because they're curious.

I want them to start making the "Running man" sort of reality TV. That would really piss off the censors.

lior
April 26th, 2001, 01:24 AM
These shows are tedious and boring, and are just a way of making money from VERY cheap shows, because there's no denying that for some obscure reason, people love this stuff.
I also object to the term "reality TV". the minute you put cameras in front of people, they'll never act REAL. so it's a pretentious concept, too.

[This message has been edited by lior (edited April 26, 2001).]

FitzChivalry
April 26th, 2001, 10:02 AM
Cheap?
It's hardly cheap to fly 16 people to Australia, film them for more than a month, a million dollars prize money plus all the prizes for winning challenges. It isn't cheap.
And it is more real than anything else, of course people will modify their behaviour in front of the camera, but at least their behaviour isn't written by screenwriters that you saw their usual reoutines a thousand times before.
I admit that the inner-social nuances can sometimes fly right above certain people, maybe that's why you find it tedious and boring.

Rob B
April 26th, 2001, 10:24 AM
Sometimes it interesting to see how all the annoying people on these shows will react to all the other annoying people.

As for the reality factor, these shows air weeks or months after they are actually shot on camera. One word: Editing

Duke_Sandre
April 26th, 2001, 10:49 AM
We had Big Brother in the U.K and it was truly awful. It was so boring! The contestants were acting phoney and as nice as can be to win the price, there was no real desire for a 'social experiment' behind it, which is sad as there are so many possibilities to create a fascinating social study using a simialar situation.

In the end the show just became boring, the contestants would lay about all day until the time for the weekly task came when they would be active for a day then it was sunbathing for the rest of the week.

The contestants would not hold to their true character, it was all one huge act, not reality T.V in the end.

The saddest thing was that there was a barrage of my school friends hooked. The topic of nearly every conversation was who will be thrown out this week.

I'm also thinking of conducting a small test amongst these people to see how many fifteen year olds realise that Big Brother was something from a novel and not something made for the T.V show. I wonder how many would be correct?

Duke_Sandre
April 26th, 2001, 10:49 AM
We had Big Brother in the U.K and it was truly awful. It was so boring! The contestants were acting phoney and as nice as can be to win the price, there was no real desire for a 'social experiment' behind it, which is sad as there are so many possibilities to create a fascinating social study using a simialar situation.

In the end the show just became boring, the contestants would lay about all day until the time for the weekly task came when they would be active for a day then it was sunbathing for the rest of the week.

The contestants would not hold to their true character, it was all one huge act, not reality T.V in the end.

The saddest thing was that there was a barrage of my school friends hooked. The topic of nearly every conversation was who will be thrown out this week.

I'm also thinking of conducting a small test amongst these people to see how many fifteen year olds realise that Big Brother was something from a novel and not something made for the T.V show. I wonder how many would be correct?

lior
April 26th, 2001, 12:11 PM
In the amount it costs to make a one hour drama episode, you could make ten "survivor" chapters. it's cheap in relevance to fiction tv production.