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Are some of Discovery and History channels shows staged?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by oldschoolecw, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. tsmacro

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    I used to work for a small phone office (before it was closed) and we sold Dish there and we recorded Sunrise Earth to show off how good HD looked on the TV, so I'm sure I've seen them all several times myself. It did have the advantage of never having to worry about any inappropriate language or images and yes it was quite calming!
     
  2. dpeters11

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    How are you sure it's someone else holding a camera, and not him with a camera on a tripod braced against his hip or something? Did you happen to see his behind the scenes show?
     
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    How old are you?

    ALL Reality Shows are anything but real.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    Wasn't Survivorman revealed as being faked a few years ago? One of those "survive in the wild" shows was.
     
  5. csgo

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    I wasn't aware that any of them even claimed to be "real". It's entertainment... nothing more.
     
  6. fluffybear

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    What makes you think that show wasn't faked?
     
  7. Sharkie_Fan

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    One of the teachers at my son's school was on DIY's "Yard Crashers" last year. She was one of the helpers called in to her nephews house. They were building a cigar smoking pagoda thing in the back yard.

    Turns out, her nephew is a pastor of a local church, and doesn't smoke. They applied for the show, and the show contacted him and said "We'd love to do X in your back yard". They had interviews with the wife saying she hated him smoking cigars in the house and he needed some place to smoke, and interviews with him saying how he was going to have such a good time with his friends sitting out in the pagoda smoking cigars with all his buddies.

    The work was real - they did the yard in 2 days with the help of the show & the family and friends who were called in to help. Everything else about the show (including "surprising" the family while they were shopping at Home Depot or some such store) was staged.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    That was Bear Grylls.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    What's next, Amazing Race filmed on a sound stage? :)
     
  10. fluffybear

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    Wasn't the show, "I'm a celeberity, get me the he!! out of here" discovered to have been filmed on a soundstage in Manhattan Beach rather than some jungle locale in Costa Rica. If they can do it, why not Amazing Race? ;)
     
  11. Hoosier205

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    Survivorman is real. It's just the one guy. He films everything himself. If its a three day process he is really out there by himself for three days. He does have a backup crew elsewhere for safety and such, but they don't interfere unless absolutely necessary. He stopped doing the show regularly because of the toll it was taking on his body.

    Man vs. Wild is staged. He has had help building things that he then demonstrates, he has a production crew with him, and he has been known to stay in a hotel overnight rather than how it appears on the show.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Yeah, the story he gave about the parasitic worm he picked up made my stomach churn.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    Ok, so Man vs. Wild. Same type of show, probably just as fake.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    Well, there's always Dirty Jobs...no, that got cancelled.
     
  15. Mark Holtz

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    I'm sure that some of the stuff on Mythbusters is staged.
     
  16. armophob

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    Hoarders is all real and no one can tell me different.
    Don't take my joy from me.

    I do miss Sunrise Earth. It was some of the first HD tv I got to enjoy.
     
  17. fluffybear

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    And you probably still believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny :lol:

    I quit watching Survivorman regularly because of the toll it was taking on my body! :)
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    That's pretty much the point of Mythbusters.
     
  19. SayWhat?

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    Staged for experimentation and demonstration is one thing.

    What these guys do is more like grandstanding or showmanship. Doesn't qualify as 'science' to me.
     
  20. oldschoolecw

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    All I can say now is, I hope my favorite show Gold Rush is digging up real Gold :)
     

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