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'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:12 AM Reply

There are a lot of television shows on these days that involve basic jobs such as towing, plumbing, pawning ... the list goes on. I've watched quite a few of these in my free time and I've come to the obvious conclusion that most if not all of them are extremely scripted and rather annoying at that. Don't get me wrong, they are entertaining, but only to a certain extent. If the show doesn't have any element of realism, I just can't watch it.

Which 'reality' television shows do you watch, and what is your overall opinion of them? Do you find any of them entertaining, or do you just watch them to see how stupid they are? How exactly do you feel that they impact television overall?

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:14 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 12:12 AM, Sectus wrote: Which 'reality' television shows do you watch

None of them because I'm not a fucking moron.

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:15 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 12:12 AM, Sectus wrote: entertaining,

Jersey Shore amiright guys?


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:16 AM Reply

I don't watch reality shows anymore, they are all horrible. There's nothing real about them.

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:23 AM Reply

I find some of them entertaining. Like Rock of Love, Flavor of Love, I love New York, Megan wants a Millionaire. Stuff like that..
Not the Bachelor, Big Brother, The Kardashians, Here comes honey boo boo. Those are all stupid as hell.
Now a days reality TV feels extremely fake. I can't believe people actually think "The Hills" isn't scripted.


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:25 AM Reply

I guess I liked Pawn Stars if that counts, but I haven't seen that in over a year.

I don't watch TV.


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:25 AM Reply

I stopped watching reality shows such a long time back I barely even remember, we're talking about watching the first season of Survivor and then never again bothering.


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:26 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 12:15 AM, imasmartass wrote:
At 11/25/12 12:12 AM, Sectus wrote: entertaining,
Jersey Shore amiright guys?

omygodomygodomygod Jersey shore is the best reality show I've ever watched! There's not another show more raw and real than that!

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:30 AM Reply

I used to watch repo men. At first I thought it was real, the reactions seemed genuine. Then it just got ridiculous. Then someone got shot, left the team, they got a replacement (A midget), and then coincidentally met up with the one that left the team during a repo.
At some point during that I thought 'I dunno man, this seems fake'

At this point in time I dont really like them.


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:32 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 12:26 AM, YenMuffin wrote:
At 11/25/12 12:15 AM, imasmartass wrote:
At 11/25/12 12:12 AM, Sectus wrote: entertaining,
Jersey Shore amiright guys?
omygodomygodomygod Jersey shore is the best reality show I've ever watched! There's not another show more raw and real than that!

That dude needs to shave his armpits. You could make rope out of that!


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:36 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 12:32 AM, HomicidialFrog wrote: That dude needs to shave his armpits. You could make rope out of that!

They are from Jersey Shore. They have the hygiene sense of an African Red Monkey.

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 12:39 AM Reply

Reality Television is just... horrible, it's either a massive food slut fest with Nigella and her lovelies or it's a guido fest where it's straight to walk around with no shirt on with your bros while putting on fake tan.

No homo.

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 01:00 AM Reply

This is why I watch reality TV


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 01:41 AM Reply

There should be a show that documents the plight of bronies while they battle aspergers and try to talk to girls.

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 01:46 AM Reply

WHY WON'T THEY SHOW ME THE BLACK OPS?

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 03:01 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 12:12 AM, Sectus wrote: Which 'reality' television shows do you watch, and what is your overall opinion of them? Do you find any of them entertaining, or do you just watch them to see how stupid they are? How exactly do you feel that they impact television overall?

I used to watch Big Bang Theory. I kind of liked it mainly for the nerd humor because I'm sad like that. I stopped watching TV a while back though, So I'm not caught up with the show anymore.


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 03:05 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 12:14 AM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 11/25/12 12:12 AM, Sectus wrote: Which 'reality' television shows do you watch
None of them because I'm not a fucking moron.

^This

A couple of days ago I was fixing my mom's friend's computer, and was in the process of reformating her hard-drive after doing a backup recovery of her files that she wanted me to keep, so while it was taking it's sweet-ass time, i decided to chill in the den with my mom till it was over. Unfortunately she happened to turn on "Honey Boo-Boo"... which her and a couple of people at my job have been raving about like its the greatest thing ever. So, taking the risk that i might loose some brain cells i decide to stick around to see what all the hub-bub was about...

... lets just say that after the first 5 minutes, I started thinking that maybe Hitler had something going with the whole "wipe out specific groups of people" thing, but he just poorly executed it.


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 03:49 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 03:05 AM, SuperSampleStar wrote: "Honey Boo-Boo"

I looked it up and let me say, wow, you are right


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 03:59 AM Reply

They aren't real. They may not be scripted, but they are at the least set up.


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 05:43 AM Reply

The only reality shows I watch regularly are:

Shipping Wars
Mike Holmes
Cowboy Builders

At least the last two are as real as it gets.

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 06:41 AM Reply

i watch the apprentice (glorious alan sugar version) and masterchef

does masterchef count?

god i fucking love master chef

dumb bitches can't even make a hollandaise LOOOOOOOOOOOL

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 10:28 AM Reply

theyre so unentertaining the formula of people talking to the camera about whats going on gets so fucking boring holy shit sorry b reh i cant do it i knowu like that trailor parc boyz show i really do but i jfucken seen to much dudes talking to cameras at all that shit aint even a relaity show but it is sour from the dayes of thwatching the fucken khshitties


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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 10:52 AM Reply

They are all just so horribly scripted, but the one I have seen that I am able to stomach is something about towing. I forget what it is called, but in the first few episodes I've seen people get knocked out, cars exploded, and other various random acts. It looks more like a Micheal Bay film than anything.

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Response to 'Reality' Television Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 11:15 AM Reply

At 11/25/12 10:52 AM, Sectus wrote: They are all just so horribly scripted, but the one I have seen that I am able to stomach is something about towing. I forget what it is called, but in the first few episodes I've seen people get knocked out, cars exploded, and other various random acts. It looks more like a Micheal Bay film than anything.

That sounds like South Beach Tow. It is totally scripted.
I hate how these shows take normal jobs and professions and make them look more dramatic than they really are and people will believe this is what it's really like. Reality shows should be based around more interesting ideas like Impractical Jokers or Solitary.


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