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The Un-Reality of Reality TV


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#41 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:48 PM

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BTN does...they have shows following certain basketball teams on & off the court.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:56 PM

Good thing I listed 11 then ;)

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:57 PM

Good thing I listed 11 then ;)


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:04 PM

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No. Frontier House and Colonial House were 2 reality shows on PBS. Market Wars is an upcoming reality show.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

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Isn't it sad that those channels you listed are not mainstream channels. I remember in the back in the 90's almost all channels like bravo, tnt, sci fi, discovery had quality programming on it that was niche oriented based on what channel you tuned to. I'm trying to make a point that almost all major cable networks that once were once designed for a certain type of programming are all showing the same thing for the general masses. Its all about getting the highest ratings possible by butchering the channels original purpose.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

Other than the couple of game shows I deleted, what makes you think any of those are 'unscripted'?


Some of them may not be scripted in that they tell on camera people what to say or cause particular events to happen, but the scripting happens in the editing room. Others are more scripted than that.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:39 AM

I don't think any of the Nick channels show Fakeality. Or Disney for that matter. Can't swear to it though. I'd add Hub to the maybe list.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

I don't think any of the Nick channels show Fakeality...

I can confirm that there is no Fakeality on any of our channels. There is, however, some frollicking off-set.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:48 AM

I don't think any of the Nick channels show Fakeality. Or Disney for that matter. Can't swear to it though. I'd add Hub to the maybe list.


Nick has reality shows. One that comes to mind is called "Camp Orange".

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:04 AM

Nick has reality shows. One that comes to mind is called "Camp Orange".

If COPS is reality tv then ID is nothing but reality tv.

OK, like, I see where this is going...according to prevailing illogical logic, all tv shows, with the possible exception of tightly-scripted shows fall into the ever-widening category of "reality". Given that, then it follows that news, sports and weather programs must also be termed reality shows except that such shows fall in the sub-category of "real" reality.

No matter how pure and well-meaning a shows' motives are, whenever a camera is present, it somwhow changes things so that the reality is altered.

Think Jane Goodall, whose original intent was to unobtrusively observe her primate subjects and who ended up injecting herself directly into their daily existence.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

OK, like, I see where this is going...according to prevailing illogical logic, all tv shows, with the possible exception of tightly-scripted shows fall into the ever-widening category of "reality". Given that, then it follows that news, sports and weather programs must also be termed reality shows except that such shows fall in the sub-category of "real" reality.

No matter how pure and well-meaning a shows' motives are, whenever a camera is present, it somwhow changes things so that the reality is altered.

Think Jane Goodall, whose original intent was to unobtrusively observe her primate subjects and who ended up injecting herself directly into their daily existence.


That's not what I meant at all. Someone previously called COPS a reality show and I said if COPS is then the shows on ID are too.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:52 AM

Makes one want to ask: So what if it's Reality or Scripted? If you enjoy it and derive entertainment from it, does it matter if it's one or the other?
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

How do we catergorize "news" shows that give us "news" of what happens on their networks [fake] "reality" shows??

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

That's not what I meant at all. Someone previously called COPS a reality show and I said if COPS is then the shows on ID are too.


I don't see COPS or anything like it on ID. COPS is taped live, as it happens on the streets, no actors, no scripts, no recreations.

ID shows re-enactments and news-type documentaries (48 Hours). Nothing that would fall into the realm of 'Housewives', et al.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

I don't see COPS or anything like it on ID. COPS is taped live, as it happens on the streets, no actors, no scripts, no recreations.

ID shows re-enactments and news-type documentaries (48 Hours). Nothing that would fall into the realm of 'Housewives', et al.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

More like potato, zu-cchi-ni.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

That's not what I meant at all. Someone previously called COPS a reality show and I said if COPS is then the shows on ID are too.

Actually, I shouldn not have quoted you at all. My comments were more directed toward the entire thread and the ever-widening reality net we seem to be casting.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

People's tastes in entertainment tv programming change over time. In the 50s westerns were big and there were lots of them on the air. In the 80s there were numerous soaps like Dallas and Dynasty. Recently, crime dramas like CSI and Law and Order were hot, but they're starting to fade.

Reality-type programs are big right now and come in many forms. They're popular and often cheap to produce, so in this world of 200 channels, networks like cheap. But sooner or later their popularity will fade and something else will take their place - just look at how the ratings for American Idol have slipped in the last 2-3 seasons.

My original post was about my personal frustration that the abundance of shows in this category were crowding out more traditional dramas and comedies. But the audience speaks with their remotes and right now the clickers are tuning to Real Housewives and Biggest Loser.
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