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".
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 link 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...lity_television