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The thread on a proposed reality show focusing on layoffs on Fox got me thinking about this.
I remember a fake ad in an old sci-fi movie, I think it was The Running Man, that featured a future game show where a guy is trying to climb a rope to get to money while vicious dogs are snapping at him from below. Seeing some of the recent reality and gameshows, I don't think we're that far away from that.
So which reality or reality type show do you think has the most disgusting, demeaning, destructive concept? Which one goes the farthest in a format that seems built on going too far?
I keep seeing ads for a new show on CBS, There Goes the Neighborhood, that seems like it might be a contender. Most shows focus on tearing apart one family or small group, this one seems to be intent on sowing distrust and anger through a whole subdivision by boarding it up and making the neighbors betray each other to win some game.
The Moment of Truth also makes me cringe. Hey, let's see if people will put money before relationships.
I know it never happened, but you can believe that people here in Eastern Kentucky were not particularly happy when CBS planned to make a Beverly Hillbillies reality show. We are actually people here, with feelings, and we try to hold on to some measure of self-respect as much as possible.
And stay out of Riverdale!
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There was a show on NBC a few years ago called The Will. I never actually watched it, but I believe the concept was that family members would compete against each other to be put in an elderly relative's will. It was canceled after two episodes.
There was a show that was going to be on ABC a few years ago that I believe was called Welcome to the Neighborhood. It featured several diverse families competing to live in an all white neighborhood. The residents of the neighborhood got to choose which family got to live in the neighborhood. From what I read, the residents were revolted by the differences in race, religion, and sexual orientation of the different families. A gay rights group found the show offensive and after receiving complaints ABC pulled it from the schedule without ever airing a single episode.
One of the shows that gets me riled up is "Jon and Kate". Talk about a total disaster.
With the divorce, both of them cheating, and what not, it's horrifying to see this happen to this family. They had it all: a loving family, their own tv show, and the hearts and prayers of America. And they had to go and throw everything away. What a bunch of idiots.
But even worse is how TLC reacted to these events. Instead of pulling the show off, they continue this debacle! They are willing to produce more episodes of a family torn apart! The Divorce had clearly shown this is not a loving relationship, and to continue this facade would be unhealthy. This is outrageous!
I shouldn't be surprised though., If people are willing to watch people degrade themselves on Survivor or Big Brother, then its no wonder "The Running Man" has become more and more reality.
My sympathy goes to the eight kids, whose lives are being ruined by stupid people, parents and tv executives alike.
It's sad that in the end, so much evil is done all in the name of 'Everyone Else is Doing It'.
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I was sure Master Moron was joking about "Welcome to the Neighborhood," but I looked it up and it's real. Amazing. I wonder why they didn't call it, "There Goes the Neighborhood?" Maybe that was just a little too on the nose.
Also, Jon and Kate were always a lie. They weren't really the people they played on TV. I think living that lie was a main contributor in tearing them apart, although they might have ended up separated eventually anyway because they didn't seem to really like each other that much.
And stay out of Riverdale!
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