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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Henry, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    It's not an opinion. lol You can lookup most people on "reality" shows and view their acting background online. "Who wants to be a superhero" is the perfect example. If you take the time to look you'll see everyone on that "reality" show has acting credits prior to the show.

    "Reality TV" is not actually real. It is scripted, staged and acted out by semi-professional actors looking for their "big break".
     
  2. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    This thread is slowly losing its original intent, but I guess I can play along, too. Your sweeping statement of the other day belies your present specificity. You said "Reality shows aren't reality, they star actors who are acting.", but today you modify your comments with "most" or limit them by specifically pointing to Stan Lee's "Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" What you said the other day was universal and I disagree with it, especially the parts that imply that ALL reality shows are scripted and that the cast is composed of ACTORS.

    Are you basing your universal opinion on one show?

    If what you say is correct, then CBS has some explaining to do over Big Brother 15's Aaryn making racial slurs or Jeremy's homophobic ones. Are you still contending that (a) they are acting and that ( b ) everything said was scripted?

    I'll be the first to acknowledge that hosts and judges have scripted moments, but are you saying that the contestants themselves are speaking scripted content?

    I'll also acknowledge that producers intentionally change the environment and that some unscrupulous ones even edit the contestants' comments to suit their goals. But does that make the results any less REAL?

    I've done some research, too. Mine seems to support my claims, but it might just be in the interpretation. It's not as though we are breaking new ground here. I'm including this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_television]link[/url] because of a single word contained in the very first sentence of the article: unscripted. The article goes on to explore the different components of this genre and even discusses its abuses. Makes for interesting reading.

    But if you are correct, then I can't wait for the scripted moment when Sherlock says to Watson "Shut up and go make some rice."

    Edit by Henry: My attempt to imbed a link above failed. Here's the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_television
     
  3. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I guess the people arrested on Cops were acting, too.

    The father of my good friend's child was on an Undercover Boss episode (the NASCAR episode) and I guarantee he wasn't acting and never has.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    I'm not going to spend my time doing your homework. I gave you one example. If you want more then you can find them or remain ignorant and believe "reality" shows are real.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    Cops is not a "reality" show, it's a documentary, same with Undercover Boss, Deadliest Catch, etc. A "Reality" show is a show that claims to be based on real life yet gives out a prize to a winner.
     
  6. sigma1914

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    That's not even true. That's a reality game show/contest. By your definition, MTV's The Real World, which was a pioneer of reality shows, isn't a reality show... no prize is given.

    You're confusing subgenres with what falls under reality shows genre.
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    You must have never watched The Real World. A prize was definitely given. Not only was there a prize but you also gained fame.
     
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    What's the prize? I've watched every season.
     
  9. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    Sorry I caught you at a bad time... nonetheless, it was nice sparring with you. Maybe we can do it again some other time.
     
  10. heathramos

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    you must be confusing The Real World with the Challenge shows that followed
     
  11. oldschoolecw

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    I just tried to watch last nights episode and it was preempted for the Royal birth.

    WTF? Has NBC given up on Siberia already?
     
  12. phrelin

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    They probably noticed our household had given up on the program so they did too. :sure:
     
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  13. RunnerFL

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    No, the whole world thought it was necessary to preempt everything for shows on the child's birth. The guide data had even been updated here with a show title so new it even mentioned the child was a prince.

    The show is still scheduled for next week, as of right now.
     
  14. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    +100%
     
  15. RASCAL01

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    There are no actors in reality tv... Siberia on the other hand is a tv show about reality tv.
     
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    This show just got really interesting now. If anybody has seen Joss Wheldon's "Cabin In The Woods" should know what I mean. It is too bad for those who gave up after three episodes.
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    Yes, it has definitely taken a turn towards really interesting.
     
  18. yosoyellobo

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    Good to know. I have been recording but not watch.
     
  19. oldschoolecw

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    So last nights episode should be on my DVR? Awesome, I'm just surprised NBC didn't preempt it for the Kenyan fly swatting championship.
     
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    Who won:)
     

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