Are reality shows fake?

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  1. woahthere profile image64
    woahthereposted 9 years ago

    Are reality shows fake?

    My friend and I were debating, what's your take?

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 years ago

    I'm sure that most, if not all, "reality" showsare carefully edited to create the maximum amount of "drama" and are probably following a loosely scripted format too.

  3. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 9 years ago

    Reality shows?  We are certainly inundated with more than we can possibly ever need or want.   I'm guessing someone somewhere thought these shows would make for acceptable entertainment.  Looks like the concept has gone awry!

    Some of them have a little value.  Most of them are utter nonsense and garbage, showing all the most negative and unpleasant sides of human beings.  Yes, of course they are "scripted," to some degree. 

    The Dollar sign is powerful motivation.  If we're completely honest, we know this is what their main purpose is.  This obviously says something not-so-honorable about all of us.

    As long as there are Network mongers who produce these shows, people willing to expose their entire lives in public  AND that public sits 24/7 in front of the boob tube ......there will be no end to Reality Shows.

    The truth is, as we take in the crazy, scripted & useless activities of random strangers.......OUR REAL LIVES are ticking away!!   I prefer to be involved in positive, productive issues that improve my life and make the world a better place for all.

    Interesting question, Dot.....

  4. profile image52
    peter565posted 9 years ago

    Some of them are, survivors is one of them.  The people in the show all live in some luxury 5 star hotel, but pretend to life harshly in the wildness, in the show

  5. connorj profile image67
    connorjposted 9 years ago

    No, not at all; come on now, no one wants to change the norm or reality to increase viewer ratings do they? "Let's take reality and make it outrageous in order to up our ratings so we can charge our advertisers more money per-unit-time...

  6. dashingscorpio profile image80
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    Anytime you have to set up cameras, lighting, and re-shoot from various angles lets just say you're going to lose some "spontaneity".
    Lastly "show runners" and producers oftentimes make "suggestions" as to what the episodes might entail. Nevertheless sometimes the camera does capture raw emotion. Editing tricks do the rest.
    However many people have discovered there is more money to be made by being the "over-the-top" character in the show.
    This often leads to "cast members" competing for the spotlight.


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