What is your take on Reality Shows?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
November 14, 2009 8:21am CST
Do you like Reality shows? Or do you think they are anyhow fixed and create unnecessary controversies just to increase the TRPs? If you see it there is hardly anything that the director of that show has to do other than put some celebrities in and handing then odd and controversial tasks? I have checked a few varieties of these reality shows and to me they are usually poor. What is your take on them? Cheers! Ram
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4 responses
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
i like tv shows that are entertaining. the reality shows that i follow right now are the amazing race and survivor. both shows are fun and exciting to watch because i get to see different places around the world. the reality shows that i don't like are the big brother shows because all you see are the interiors of the house. it's too boring.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
21 Nov 09
ok... I actually like the reality show they call as sports :) It is real, it is competitive and does not have flimsy melodrama attached to it. Cheers! Ram
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
15 Nov 09
I don't know about the reality shows in your country, but in Romania, the only thing I can watch connected to reality shows are... the promos to the shows. That's because their best description in human filth. There are only a few that revolve around celebrities (and we have but a few celebrities of some value, the rest are nothing but rich morons looking for public display), while most are set-ups of usual people. Just check out a few titles: "Mother exchange", "Daughter-in-law for my mother"... These shows are on the lowest step of human quality, but they do have many viewers from the poor-educated majority. I rather watch cartoons than such shows...
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Nov 09
I know, we are seeing some real trash shows here in India as well. Luckily some of them have moved to paid channels and very few have really bothered to subscribe to those channels. Cheers! Ram
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• Philippines
15 Nov 09
I think reality shows are better than dramas.with reality shows,genuine human emotions are captured.no need to worry about make-up or costume.with reality shows,the important things are the words said by the characters and how the character acted on the situation presented to him.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Nov 09
Agreed if they are not pre-planned or fixed. The situations in the reality shows as so much extenuating that they are no longer real per se. And more often than not people just seem to be overdoing stuff!! Cheers! Ram
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
14 Nov 09
I think they are mostly fixed as you have said.I am tired of such shows now.They only try to create a high level of drama to keep up audience attention.Celebrities are increasingly becoming a part of these shows not only for a chance to win but to hike their popularity with the general masses.I think these got up shows should be done away with.However I do like MTV Roadies.I think it is the only show with some element of reality in it!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Nov 09
At times things are so overdone, I do not know how the audience continue to see such shows. Thanks for the response. Cheers! Ram