Originally posted by MacKiller
Survivor, The Apprentice, Fear Factor... these shows, and others like them have become HUGE in the previous years. What are the chances that these
shows are actual reality? In my opinion, not very good. Another question... how much do the companies that produce these shows make? One final
question, how much do these shows actually pay out the participants?
Survivor -- Give me a break! How are these people supposed to live in the elements with a full, well-fed camera crew following them around 24/7? You
really think they are going to let these 'survivors' die? I want to see some real survivor. Dress a bunch of computer programmers in Phat Farm and
see how long they can last in Queens...
The Apprentice -- Look at that guys hair! How many companies does he really have that he can let some guy off the streets manage? Seems pretty high
risk to me.
Fear Factor -- C'mon now, when was the last time you drove a car through a barn, hit a ramp, and see who goes the furthest?
I want to see reality T.V.. Let's see how many dirty diapers a dead-beat dad can change in five minutes. Stuff real people do. Reality! Not
some money making scam to draw audiences.
Had some problems finding this thread again Mac but thanks to Spectre's help with some log in and searching problems I can now answer this. I had
seen it weeks ago, just did not know how to use search and rather then ask I just struggled, sorry bout that.
Ok now to answer some of your questions most reality shows cost around 800,000 per show with one exception and that is Apprentice that runs 2 million
a showl. Several sites did state the costs are expected to go up simply because they are gaining pupularity, Why I do not know. I hate them and not
affraid to say so.
As for the one a diapers, well I can go you one better then that. Just heard about this one last week or the week before. It orignates in the UK and
get this it takes place in the Bedroom of husbands and wifes.. Yes I kid you not. Do a search on google using reality bedroom and the other major
key words you know what they are. I tried to find a link to post however what turned up was not for posting as I see it. I could be wrong however I
know the forum rules are held to a very high standard and I do not care to break any of them.
Just had to let you know about that one since it is new and has more then diapers
Honestly here we do not watch any of them, well I should say I do not with one exceptio that that is the apprentice which my wife likes. I can
tolerate it and do watch it when I am in the family room with her on Thursday nites, but most of the time in the Den I have Histroy , PBS, Discovery
or anything enducational in general.
If asked what I think about reality TV in General;I would have to say it sucks big time. Nothng worse then the examples you gave which were very good
examples, I.e. Landing on a rolling, truck just to see who can go
farther and as you pointed out eating worms etc.
Come on world what is going on? We do not need this kind of #$@%@
Give us some good Old fashioned modern day Westners if nothing else it is better then watcing people trying to kill them self in public for a fast
Boy I am willing to bet thos release wavers they sign are ten miles long.
[edit on 12/8/2004 by shots]