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#26 OFFLINE   Henry

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

I can tell you, pablo, that when I started this thread, that was not the goal.  That still remains.

 

My reason for posting was to complain that a reality show's first episode seemed fake to me.  I didn't know it was a scripted show set to mimic a reality show.  After watching the first (and only) episode, I can confidently say that it was more parody than drama. Simply stated, I don' like the show regardless of its genre. 

 

While it is not my intent to compare, remember that I don't control content here.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

I can tell you, pablo, that when I started this thread, that was not the goal.  That still remains.

 

My reason for posting was to complain that a reality show's first episode seemed fake to me.  I didn't know it was a scripted show set to mimic a reality show.  After watching the first (and only) episode, I can confidently say that it was more parody than drama. Simply stated, I don' like the show regardless of its genre. 

 

While it is not my intent to compare, remember that I don't control content here.

It's actually listed as a Drama, and the funny thing is tonights episode is titled "a question of reality"


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:02 PM

It's actually listed as a Drama, and the funny thing is tonights episode is titled "a question of reality"

 

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

 

Hmmm. Well, it's a scripted drama with a suspense/horror "theme" - of the type "Under The Dome" represents except the folks here are trapped in an isolated meteor crater, sort of an inverted dome. And like reality show contestants the characters are disposable but more so. It's an idea I like.

 

phrelin, are you watch Siberia? It doesn't seem too bad

As I said, portraying disposable reality show characters is an idea I like. So I'm watching it.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

After 2 episodes, I'm taking a pass on this one.  It isn't horrible, but I can't keep up with the shows I actually look forward to.  


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Just watched the second episode, it's not a bad Summer Mystery, Ill continue watching as of now 


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:25 PM

This has a "Lost" feel to it.  It seems that the 'monster' from the island loves his job in Siebra.  I wonder if we'll get a Dharma institute twist as the series goes on.  I also wonder if there is other people in the woods besiodes the 'supposed contestants'.   Or is going to continue like "Cabin in The Woods" and reveal that there is a psycho path.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

Was going to kill it, (the acting being real to what's in reality shows -- stinks) until 'what could do that' at tonight's show end, hooked me into another week.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

Was going to kill it, (the acting being real to what's in reality shows -- stinks) until 'what could do that' at tonight's show end, hooked me into another week.

 

Acting/Reality. Isn't that an oxymoron?


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

Acting/Reality. Isn't that an oxymoron?

 

Not at all.  Reality shows aren't reality, they star actors who are acting.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

Not at all.  Reality shows aren't reality, they star actors who are acting.

 

Wow. :nono2:


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Wow. :nono2:

 

What part of that don't you get?  Do I need to type slower, maybe in another language perhaps?  :rotfl:


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:19 PM

Not at all.  Reality shows aren't reality, they star actors who are acting.

You're really over generalizing here.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:06 AM

What part of that don't you get?  Do I need to type slower, maybe in another language perhaps?  :rotfl:

 

English is fine, Runner.  You're entitled to your own opinion, especially when it simplifies the world you live in. 

 

My response simply reflected my own opinion on the matter.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

I can't figure out why Comcast hasn't put episode 3 ondemand yet. I've been watching them all the next day via ondemand so far.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

English is fine, Runner.  You're entitled to your own opinion, especially when it simplifies the world you live in. 

 

My response simply reflected my own opinion on the matter.

 

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". 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:13 PM



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


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

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.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

 

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.

 

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. 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

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.

 

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.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

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.

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.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:02 PM

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.

 

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


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

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

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


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:28 AM

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. 

 

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


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

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

 

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


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