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Reality MY butt

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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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I am so sick of these "Reality" BS shows. How can they call it reality when everything is rehearsed and has no reality in it? Truth in advertising these things are not, they suck. Every time I see 10 seconds of any of them I want to scratch my eyes out.

Can someone please tell me WHY? these damn things are so popular? Really, the list is long of stupid shows, just the names of them make me cringe.


Up series (began with Seven Up! in 1964) (UK) An American Family (1973) The Family (1974) (UK) Sightings (1991) The Real World (1992) Sylvania Waters (1992) (Australia) The Living Soap (1993) (UK) Road Rules (1994) Airport (1996) (UK; BBC) Airline (UK; ITV's imitation of Airport) Airline Bug Juice (1998) True Life (1998) Gachinko! (ガチンコ!) (1999) (Japan) The Band-Josie 7 (2000) (Australia) Making the Band (2001) Project Greenlight (2001) Scariest Places On Earth (2001) U8TV: The Lofters (2001) (Canada; Life Network) Making the Band 2 (2002) The Salon (2002) Sorority Life (2002) American Chopper (2003) Fraternity Life (2003) Jamie's Kitchen (2003) The Restaurant (2003) Starting Over (2003) American Casino (2004) American Hot Rod (2004) Amish in the City (2004) Bands Reunited (2004) The Casino (2004) College Hill (2004) Dog Whisperer (2004) Family Plots (2004) (US; A&E Network) Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004) Rachael Rocks (2004) Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (2004) Untold Stories of the E.R. (2004) Being Bobby Brown (2005) Deadliest Catch (2005) Miami Ink (2005) Stranded with Cash Peters (2005) Who's Your Daddy? (2005) 8th & Ocean (2006) Bonds on Bonds (2006) (ESPN) Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (2006) King of Cars (2006) Opening Soon The Real Housewives of Orange County (2006) Bullrun (2007) Deadline (2007) Ice Road Truckers (2007) Kate Plus 8 (2007) Kitchen Nightmares (2007) LA Ink (2007) Say Yes to the Dress (2007) 19 Kids and Counting (2008) Ax Men (2008) Chef School (2008) David Tutera's CELEBrations (2008) The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008) The Real Housewives of New York City (2008) BBQ Pitmasters (2009) The Colony (2009) (US; Discovery) Full Throttle Saloon (2009) (US; TruTv) Jersey Shore (2009) Jockeys (2009) (US; Animal Planet) Pawn Stars (2009) (US) The Real Housewives of New Jersey (2009) Teen Mom (2009) Toddlers & Tiaras (2009) American Pickers (2010) (North America) American Restoration (2010) (US) Auction Hunters (2010) (North America) Boston Med (2010) Freshwater Blue (2010) The Generations Project (2010) Geordie Shore (2010) (UK) Half Pint Brawlers (2010) Hardcore Pawn (2010) (US) Jerseylicious (2010) Love & Hip Hop (2010) Bad Girls Club (2007) (US) Made in Chelsea (2010) (UK) Oddities (2010) The Only Way Is Essex (2010) (UK) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010) The Real Housewives of D.C. (2010) The Real L-Word: Los Angeles (2010) Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (2010) Sister Wives (2010) Throttle Junkies TV (2010) Bear Whisperer (2011) Braxton Family Values (2011) Dance Moms (2011) Me'usharot (2011) (Israel) Mob Wives (2011) The Real Housewives of Athens (2011) The Real Housewives of Miami (2011) Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids (2011) Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best (2011) Teen Mom 2 (2011) Breaking Amish (2012) Cheer Perfection (2012) Duck Dynasty (2012) Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (2012) NY Med (2012) Randy to the Rescue (2012) The Real Housewives of Vancouver (2012) Saw Dogs (2012) Turbine Cowboys (2012) Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012) Breaking Amish: Brave New World (2013) Fame In The Family (2013) Pretty Wicked Moms (2013) Les Vraies Housewives (2013) (France) Weed Country (2013) The Gossip Game (2013) Branson Famous (2014) Bring It! (2014) Chrisley Knows Best (2014) Escape Club (2014) Party Down South (2014) The Real Housewives of Melbourne (2014) Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (2014) Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (2014) This Is Hot 97 (2014) Boston EMS (2015) Breaking Greenville (2015) The Real Housewives of Cheshire (2015) Save My Life: Boston Trauma (2015) Bringing Up Bates (2015) WAGS (2015) Dash Dolls (2015) My Life As A College Student (2015-) (UK; ITV) Open Your Heart (2016–)


Give me some real "Fake" shows to watch any day over these idiotic shows, please.

There are maybe 6 shows I can stomach:

American Restoration
Counting Cars
American Pickers
Pawn Stars
Tanked
Overhauling

Even these shows are a bit silly, but they have content that I can live with. The rest of them just are plain ridiculous.

End of rant.




posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:24 PM
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We like Deadliest Catch and Project Runway.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:25 PM
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These are the 21st Century version of the circus freak shows. They are on because they make money and are very cheap to produce. It all started back in the 90's when actors pay got so outrageous, the studios decided to make this crap with no name actors that did not demand million dollar pay per episode.

When we as a species stop craving this type of "entertainment" we will have truly evolved as higher beings.

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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

Network television ....welcome to 21st century America. Not sure who coined the term Cultural Wasteland but I wish it had been me.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
We like Deadliest Catch and Project Runway.


I like Catching Deadly Crabs on the Runway.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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Why are you guys even turning on the TV?



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

I dont like them either, i always imagine them tripping and falling or something entertaining. I kind of like the lost on an island types though.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

they have low production costs - thats why TV companies like them



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

i trump < pun > that with " catching crabs on the airport runway "



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

I'm with you on this. I can't change the channel fast enough when these so called "reality" shows come on. It's beyond me how people can watch this regurgitated crap. The dumbing down of America is the only reality that I see in them.


The topic reminds me of the lyrics to "Scared for the Children" off the new Jeff Beck album.


Computer screens and magazines
Manufactured hopes and dreams
Playing in a concrete box 'cause mother's got her shows to watch
I'm scared for the children


That being said, gotta run, the Kardashians just came on.

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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 09:54 PM
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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 09:56 PM
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Ditch cable and watch what you want to. Even those "educational" cable channels are a circus now days. Just do research into a topic if what you're looking for is shows that are not Reality TV. Have most shows gone that path, very likely so, if the demographics decide against them they will have to adopt to the change just like before Reality TV was a thing.
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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: ketsuko
We like Deadliest Catch and Project Runway.


I like Catching Deadly Crabs on the Runway.


Is that the one that chronicles the tough lives of New York peep show crab lice?



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 10:06 PM
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What is a Reality Show????


Seriously....we have never seen one minute of one show.
Thank the heavens for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime....and OTA channels.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 12:02 AM
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Reality shows aren't really for me either but at least you know beforehand it's all rubbish.

The thing that I've been deploring for some time now is the dumbing down of history documentaries. Not only that, occasionally I've noticed that they sanitise or omit the odd pertinent detail. For PC reasons, I can only assume, knowing the nature of those details.

I rarely watch TV now and I don't think I'm alone in that. Perhaps we'll be lucky and the advertisers will notice the shrinking audience and demand that the TV stations up their game a bit*

* I know... cloud cuckoo land.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:28 AM
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I was with you untill i saw Gordon Ramsey on the list. He should be President of the EU. So he could tell every corrupt official to F OFF!. The rest of the list i agree with you



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

The six shows you did list are heavily scripte too.

Pawn Stars is on a set and not the real shop.. Extra "customers" are actors... Same with Pickers and the rest... Sets and scripts...

Look it up.... We are all gullible!



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

I see that you can "stomach" American Pickers.

In the last season or two I understand that they visited Paxton, Illinois, to go through a "collector's" stuff. I have this info from a good, second hand source: First, you don't believe that they, themselves, drive that van around the country to visit their stops, do you? They don't, they fly in and slip behind the wheel at a close range.

As for the goodies that they find, or at least some of them. My source told me that a week before the show that a semi-truck pulled into the town and unloaded a host of objects to be found when the stars worked their way through the assemblage. How their system may work otherwise, I have no idea, but salting the merchandise is a key aspect.

The principle need of all of these shows is to have the appearance of real drama on display every few minutes, one way or another. The drama is created between the humans involved or in the difficulties of the quest for the object, whether gold, or a old company sign with bullet holes in it.

Most of those shows are no insult to people that watch them and believe that is true reality being displayed before their watchful eyes. The producers know exactly what the public will accept and provides a fitting and tailored tale.


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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Annunak1

while mr ramsay is a fantastic chef and i would eat at one of his resteraunts - he is a cockwomble and his " reality " teevee is utter bollox



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger




Even these shows are a bit silly, but they have content that I can live with. The rest of them just are plain ridiculous.


Never said they weren't just that I can stomach them.



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