Do you think the writer's strike will help Reality TV?

@vivasuzi (4125)
United States
December 21, 2007 9:06pm CST
A lot of you are discussing the writer's strike and how there are tons of reruns on now. I honestly hardly noticed b/c most the shows I watch are Reality Shows and have not been put on hold b/c they don't really need writers. So, do you think that more people will start to watch Reality TV if the writer's strike continues? Even people who don't necessarily like reality tv might start getting into it just because it has new episodes. Right now the writer's strike isn't going to have much effect b/c everyone's busy over the holidays. I'll be interested to see what happens in January, but as for me, there's still tons of Reality shows I can watch and tons of reruns of shows I haven't seen yet :)
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• United States
23 Dec 07
don't think a person who never wanted to see reality shows will start watching them because there are the only shows on. I think they will either watch a movie on the movie channels or do more on their pc.And if they don't have a computer and they don't have cable, the they will find something else to do.
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Yeah I guess if people truly hated reality TV, they won't start it now. However there are some people who are on the fence. They saw a couple of episodes but didn't have time to keep up. Now with all these shows in rerun, they may have time to catch up and actually get into it!
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• United States
24 Dec 07
I am lucky, my favorite shows are reality shows. I like Miami Ink and L.A. Ink. They aired all their shows without interruption.And I don't watch any shows that require writers.
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Oh I couldn't watch those b/c of I hate needles! Ahhh!! But I do love reality. I think it's more unpredictable then regular TV b/c it is unscripted.
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
The writer's strike is making reality tv as something STURDY as this point in the TV-shows-time. Also, the strike somehow gives us an important insight, that is, the writers are essential in the TV world, some of the hosts aren't the best and funny hosts they can be without the writers. :)
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Yeah it's funny to hear that some of our favorite hosts aren't really that funny without their writers! I'm sure many people think it's the actor that is super funny, when in reality the actor may not have that great of humor at all.
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
23 Dec 07
I think they have the right to demand for more. :) They really are great.
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• United States
23 Dec 07
Some ppl brag that they hate reality tv and won't watch it, no matter what. Those of us who are more into it will try some of the new ones and probably watch more of it. Reality shows and game shows are "unscripted" and also a lot cheaper to produce, so they'll be around as backup until the strike is over.
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I agree, I've already started watching some new ones just to see what they are about. Yeah they are unscripted, they just need good editors!!
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• United States
3 Jan 08
I just hope that the reality shows don't keep getting more ignorant and stupid than they already are. Battle of the Choirs? Then there is that show where you have to take a lie detector test on national TV! Who in the heck can keep their blood pressure down when they are being filmed for television to potentially be seen by millions of viewers. I'd be a wreck. They could ask me what my name is and I'd give them my birth name and they'd tell me I'm lying!