Do I like reality TV?
Posted September 16, 2011on:
A prompt out Formspring that I crossposted here:
This is a bit of a trick question for me. I pretty much despise the usual traditional “reality” shows such as Survivor, Big Brother, or just about any crappy show on MTv about 20-somethings living in places that are anything but the “real” world.
However, I do like some “reality” shows that are more like documentaries. For instance, shows that present how people work or make a living, such as Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers, tend to interest me. The problem with shows like these is when they want to focus on making drama and conflict between the people involved. Once the shows start to degrade in to a soap opera featuring trades people or workers, they jump the shark, and I lose interest.
Finally for now, as for those insipid socialite shows, like the pseudo housewives of whatever city, the shows are just part of the television wasteland. People in those just are just wastes of space as far as I am concerned. The appeal is simply lost on me.