Reality TV Shows?

  • BloodFlame

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    Oct 11, 2015 7:09 AM GMT
    I'm not a fan of them and just don't really see the appeal but I've noticed everyone around me loves them it seems lol.

    I wouldn't say I hate all reality tv shows. I mean, I liked Fear Factor, Rock of Love Season 1-2, & Athletic shows (American Gladiator)

    But shows like Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, etc. Those kinds of shows. I can't sit through without getting a massive a headache. I also can't help but roll my eyes when they complain about something so small (this was so prevalent with Keeping up with the Kardashians)... But uh, that's me.

    So I thought the best way to learn is to ask from others. If you're into these kinds of shows, what is it about them that you like?
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    Oct 11, 2015 8:09 AM GMT
    I'm kinda like you. I don't mind some of the game shows, those are kinda exciting and fun. Yeah there are some seasons I don't care for but I like Survivor, Big Brother, Amazing Race, Ninja Warrior, Real World, Dancing With the Stars etc. It's kinda like the Olympics, but it's with actual people and you can see each of their motivation for wanting to win the prize or make it to the end, and seeing all the culture clash.

    But as far as the documentary style reality shows, I agree with you, I tend not to watch those.

    Bad Girls Club, Kardashians, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Real housewives, love and hip hop, R&B divas, Mafia Wifes etc. are all really stupid and it's just a bunch of rich spoiled people doing whatever the producer tells them to.

    Like I know Magic Johnson's son Magic Johnson Jr., is on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and I can't help but shake my head at him. He is a black gay guy doing nothing for LGBT youth or activism or anything, and instead hanging around rich white girls who are as well descendants of rich parents, talking about fashion for an hour whilst drinking Margaritas at a Penthouse restaurant in Hollywood.

    So I agree, the documentary style ones just feature snobby rich people bullshitting for an hour.

    I do happen to like some of them. The only exceptions are I like LA Hair as it's about a black hairstylist and her sister that run a salon in downtown LA, and most of the other stylists that the show highlights are black and hispanic women and gay men. I also like Bar Rescue as I currently work in a restaurant as a waiter, and House Flippers and House Hunters because I want to go into real estate one day, but that's about it. lol

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    Oct 11, 2015 8:23 AM GMT
    The only so called reality shows I watch are the ones involving a competitive environment. Amazing Race and MasterChef come to mind. The rest of them are crap because they're staged. Producers have figured out that the more of a bitch you are on camera, the more ratings the show will get.
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    Oct 11, 2015 12:10 PM GMT
    I grew up watching Real World and Road Rules. The Real world was one of the simplest reality shows. Put people in the house and see what happens. Then i'd get to see these people compete in a challenge and expand on their storylines and try to get some money. 13 years later and i'm still looking forward to the challenges. Hoping some of my favorite people finally get a damn win.
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    Oct 11, 2015 12:41 PM GMT
    Did you know 'WWE' is a reality TV Show? I enjoyed Survivor and Amazing Race. I do not have a Television now, thank goodness, can avoid all the 'Hogwash'. Fear Factor, is great, but can get a little disgusting (correction: a lot disgusting).
  • jeepguySD

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    Oct 11, 2015 5:31 PM GMT
    I only ever watched one reality show, The Real World, and that was only because of Eric Nies. I definitely had a celebrity crush on him.

    I now have no patience at all for reality shows.

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  • BloodFlame

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    Oct 11, 2015 10:21 PM GMT
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    Yeah, I get what you mean. I don't watch much tv these days but as far as reality tv goes, I think I like it more when the contestants are actually doing something. Whether it be fighting, cooking, obstacle courses, etc. Those are the shows that I can watch. The last reality game show I got into was Shark Tank as I thought it was cool to see new product ideas. I tried getting into RuPaul but I just couldn't. I mean, it's a neat concept but I just look at Drag Queens as entertainers rather than superstars. I only watched that one season (can't remember) because I thought Sharon Needles had some awesome looks but other than that, it didn't hold my interest.

    But if it's just a group of rich people bitching about their problems which aren't even that big a deal, I can't help but internally gag lol.

    Erik101 saidThe only so called reality shows I watch are the ones involving a competitive environment. Amazing Race and MasterChef come to mind. The rest of them are crap because they're staged. Producers have figured out that the more of a bitch you are on camera, the more ratings the show will get.


    Pretty much the same. I can only get into them if they involve competitive environments (that isn't about dating lol)

    tmac saidI grew up watching Real World and Road Rules. The Real world was one of the simplest reality shows. Put people in the house and see what happens. Then i'd get to see these people compete in a challenge and expand on their storylines and try to get some money. 13 years later and i'm still looking forward to the challenges. Hoping some of my favorite people finally get a damn win.


    Well, hope you enjoy the rest of it. icon_smile.gif

    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidDid you know 'WWE' is a reality TV Show? I enjoyed Survivor and Amazing Race. I do not have a Television now, thank goodness, can avoid all the 'Hogwash'. Fear Factor, is great, but can get a little disgusting (correction: a lot disgusting).


    Yeah, I realized that WWE technically qualified as a reality show but I admittedly only watched it for the guys icon_redface.gif

    Yeah, Fear Factor had some challenges that I don't think I could ever do like that woman who had to get in a human-sized bag full of bugs (I think it was cockroaches).

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    Well, he is handsome, won't lie lol.




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    Oct 11, 2015 11:43 PM GMT
    Agreed. I can't sit through 5 minutes of the trashy stuff. I don't want to encourage it.

    I'll watch Survivor but that's somewhat a concession to my partner. It's hard to be original at season 20-something. American Ninja Gladiator Warriors (w/e) is just porn :p
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    Oct 12, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
    jeepguySD saidI only ever watched one reality show, The Real World, and that was only because of Eric Nies. I definitely had a celebrity crush on him.

    I now have no patience at all for reality shows.

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    Eric Nies was a great competitor. Always had that damn jump rope on him. He and Mark Long aged very well.
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    Oct 12, 2015 5:09 AM GMT
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    tmac saidI grew up watching Real World and Road Rules. The Real world was one of the simplest reality shows. Put people in the house and see what happens. Then i'd get to see these people compete in a challenge and expand on their storylines and try to get some money. 13 years later and i'm still looking forward to the challenges. Hoping some of my favorite people finally get a damn win.


    used to like those shows too and think they were entertaining right until i started to realize how lame most of those people casted on those shows were. a lot of the folks on those shows seem like they had something terribly wrong with them or at least acted like it. i used to be all excited at watching folks fighting, arguing with each other, having sex with multiple strangers every night, not even working a real job, and these romances but then i realized that what those folks were doing wasn't even normal or typical of people living in the real world. it was cool at 16 but then at 24, it was like icon_rolleyes.gif. folks were ready to fight each other over nothing and having sex 7 days a week with random strangers. i lost complete interest after the real world las vegas 2 and eventually stopped watch altogether. that and mtv in general. icon_neutral.gif hell... even nowadays, don't think i could rewatch the real world las vegas, dc, cancun, brooklyn or any of them. icon_neutral.gif even road rules and i used to watch those shows religiously. icon_sad.gif and i hated all those other reality shows too like big brother, survivor, the simple life and etc. wtf? don't know why that is.

    another thing i also realize is that most of the folks on those challenges aren't doing shit with their lives either. icon_lol.gif like damn, is johnny bananas, paula and ct still on that shit? they stay putting the same people on the challenges doing the same thing. icon_lol.gif



    They still make way more money than you loser...icon_lol.gif
  • tiger123

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    Oct 12, 2015 5:35 AM GMT
    Different stroke for different folk.

    Some people enjoy reality shows, but if it is not your cup of tea, you are welcome to change the channel and watching something else to your liking.

    However, I have to say, watching american ninja warriors, those people work and train very hard and are physically so amazing. Wow!

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    Oct 12, 2015 7:05 AM GMT
    like some of the other guys, Lol I love watching the Real world too. Well more like some of the older seasons. Love the Real World San Francisco (/94) Chicago, Las Vegas, Paris and San Diego seasons. I currently like The VOICE (cause Hottie Adam Levine is a judge on there) and the Amazing Race (show different cultures and countries). I used to like Big Brother a lot too.
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    Oct 12, 2015 7:07 AM GMT
    OMG I remembered him, he was so HOT back in the days. icon_razz.gificon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif

    jeepguySD saidI only ever watched one reality show, The Real World, and that was only because of Eric Nies. I definitely had a celebrity crush on him.

    I now have no patience at all for reality shows.

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  • ai82

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    Oct 13, 2015 3:36 AM GMT
    The realist reality show is true life. I'm not for sure if it's still on, but it had some interesting topics. Reality tv is like all all tv...a source of entertainment. Even though it's probably mostly scripted, it's funny. The only part I don't like is the fights... I hate physical fights... But the arguments are hilarious. I've been watching RHO Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop, Basketball Wives, some Amazing Race, some Bad Girls Club. I used to watch alot more when I was younger.
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    Oct 13, 2015 3:40 AM GMT
    I'm a Real Housewives addict I will admit.

    I'm watching the OC wives as we speak!!!!icon_surprised.gif
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    Oct 13, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
    ai82 saidThe realist reality show is true life. I'm not for sure if it's still on, but it had some interesting topics. Reality tv is like all all tv...a source of entertainment. Even though it's probably mostly scripted, it's funny. The only part I don't like is the fights... I hate physical fights... But the arguments are hilarious. I've been watching RHO Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop, Basketball Wives, some Amazing Race, some Bad Girls Club. I used to watch alot more when I was younger.


    I saw some episodes of "True Life", I agree, that one had some rather interesting topics. But arguments in reality shows give me a headache lol
  • tiger123

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    Oct 14, 2015 8:36 AM GMT
    Most contestants on reality shows aren't very bright, so the debates/arguments/fights are non-nonsensical and definitely not high-brow, but it has comedy value. Some are quite funny and fall of the couch hilarious to see hear illogical arguments.
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    Oct 14, 2015 1:34 PM GMT
    jeepguySD saidI only ever watched one reality show, The Real World, and that was only because of Eric Nies. I definitely had a celebrity crush on him.

    I now have no patience at all for reality shows.

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    Of the many blown opportunities of my life one was the chance to be a cast mate on Season One of the Real World, to be the groundbreaking gay character who outs himself. I was a real estate broker contacted by the show's location scout with the expectation that I could find them a monthly Soho residential loft rental at low rent that they could gut (nearly impossible then, even moreso now). The scout found me interesting - until I told them Viacom could go screw themselves if they expected me to find them a loft at no fee in exchange for a company end credit. If I remember correctly, the roommate that DID come out as gay was discovered by…a location scout?

    Oddly, just a couple of years earlier my first boyfriend (read about HIM in my profile the section called "MY FIRST ROMANTIC DATE, WITH A BIG GAY ENDING") was an absolute dead ringer for Eric Nies. I really COULD have changed the course of TV history.
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    Oct 14, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    Reality shows can be entertaining or just plain stupid , i let you be the judge of that .
    I enjoy watching Survivor ( USA and Australia ) , Amazing race ( USA and Australia ) and Top chef USA .