Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Jan 22, 2017 20:42:28 GMT -5
As a person who watches a lot of reality shows and also notices the train wreck that they can be most of the time, I decided to start a thread talking about any reality show or star that you dislike or like and why.
I have to be honest and say I hate most non-AMW type reality shows. My viewing habits are mainly crime shows, sports, and Netflix original series.
I don't know if it counts but I will watch Shark Tank if I flip by it and I guess it is a type of reality show I guess. Or maybe one of those fixer upper shows (fixing a house or car type show or Bar Rescue is a guilty pleasure if I flip by it lol)- but as far as Keeping up with the Kardashians, Real Housewives of Atlanta or crap like that I could care less
Post by 912thamwuser on Jan 24, 2017 1:52:05 GMT -5
I have no history with Reality TV as America's known it in the New Millennium, except by standards that classify AMW under it. In fact, I don't know any of the etymology that made Reality TV a completely different term from Nonfiction TV. My first objection was to Paris Hilton, star of House of Wax (Bottom 40 Films of '005), Repo! The Genetic Opera, and The Hottie & The Nottie (both Bottom 40 Films of '008. Beyond her barren filmography, the reason she's famous is for something much more disgusting than simply "being famous": A sex tape. However, I don't know who her partner was. I've heard of one show called The Simple Life, and read a description involving a rural town, and that's when I suggested she perhaps couldn't have a more laughable media history if she'd stuck to that. Episode #812, Stupid Spoiled [sic]War[/sic] Video Playset foretold that young girls' fashion for at least the following decade would set records for the term "revealing". In that episode, one girl saw right through that tacky fashion trend, pun not intended, and her mission was to prove to all the other girls in town that idolizing celebrities like Hilton, and to a lesser extent Spears, Aguilera, and T Reid, was making them unclassy.
Using Satan's huge muscular build, deep red skin, deep and reverberating voice as a centerpiece, Episode #1011, Hell On Earth 2006, demonstrated the folly of a MTV-esque show called My Super Sweet Sixteen. The focus was on throwing a Halloween party in the size and style of America's richest, most spoiled, most stereotypically suburban teenage girls. Based on how Satan acted, the girls on MSS16 must've been some of the most putridly spoiled brats in history, with loud tones and contemptful inflections if the party didn't perfectly go her way. From the get-go, Satan threatened that anyone on the guest list who didn't RSVP would be kept out, and anyone who didn't make it into the party was a loser! I interpreted this as reflecting the hype and stigma that goes into whether or not a fellow youth attends these parties. Satan almost drove the partygoers away when he yelled about getting a life-sized Acura cake after the Ferrari Cake got destroyed in The 3 Murderers segments, where Bundy, Dahmer, and Gacy became a bloody and gory version of The 3 Stooges. The way Satan looked and sounded proved how ridiculously critics perceived the teenage birthday girls when they vented or threw a fit. Some added bonuses included summoning Biggie Smalls in the mirror and making someone like me grateful that I have character, despite or perhaps because it came from a life without nouveau riche bling.
I could've lost it when I heard of Toddlers In Tiaras, a beauty pageant specializing in girls in their lower single digits, and wondered what the brainfathers and profiteers truly intended, would they have known how to get away with anything worse. In Episode #1308, Dead Celebrities, the pageant exorcised Michael "The King of Pop" Jackson's ghost from Ike Brovlofski's body. What do most lower single digit aged girls know about fashion, beauty, and flashy jewelry anyway? How can they be trusted with competition when the outcomes corrupt children who win them and provoke a child when (s)he loses?
Kim Dash was my next object of dismissal. When I found out she got famous off a sex tape with either Ray J or a pro basketball star, I started to think "famous for being famous" was code word for "put on the map by a sex video". I'd heard of a show called Keeping Up With The Dashes, which was important to the plot of Episode #1402, The Tale of S McB, but I never wanted to imagine what it was about, if anything. She also supported in Disaster Movie (Bottom 40 Films of '008) and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (Bottom 40 Films of '013). Not even considering the romance with Kanye West that was satired in Episode #1710, The Hobbit, I detested her the most for the anti-intellectual reflection she cast on the name of Armenia, West Asia.
I heard about Jersey Shore shortly after, and swore never to watch a minute of it. The closest thing I ever did was watch an episode that satirized it, #1409, It's A Jersey Thing. It's what coined the meme, "Snooki Want Smush Smush!" But beyond that catchy quote was something I think is darker: In that episode, which mixes in elements of The Real Housewives metaseries, the Jerseyites were profoundly rich, even more spoiled, and needed <very> little provocation to scream at everyone around them and wreak destruction on the room. I have to wonder what about these Jersey Shore and Real Housewives environments damages their emotional health faster than poverty! They're filthy rich in a nation full of victims of a crashed economy!
Seeing Honey Boo Boo's shameless cardiac history in Episode #1609, Raising The Bar, I loathed everyone in charge of her until she apparently grew into something passably respectable. I didn't want to imagine what Boo Boo's show was about.
However, I think there's one single "Reality TV" show that'll obviously matter through this late one-third of the decade: Celebrity Apprentice. Some have speculated that Tronald Dump will keep some of the same habits regarding how he manages and circulates his Executive Branch.
To conclude this topic of Reality TV and criminology shows, if you ever see Episode #1702, Informative Murder P, I'll be interested in what you thought of its portrayal of true crime documentary shows.
DD12: Esnel Jean, Jorge Walter Nunez-Paz, Alexis Flores, Juan Laureano-Arvizu, Tomas Magallon Gonzalez, Orson William Black, Frederick Cecil McLean, Jose Ramon Reyes-Sanchez, Emmanuel Polanco Vanderhorst, Taizhi Cui, Tyrom Walter Theis, Fernando Palomino. PE #1: Yaser Abdel Said
Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Feb 19, 2017 21:32:15 GMT -5
The U.K.'s best reality star, Chef Gordon Ramsay is one colorful and unfiltered character. His constant use of the phrase f**k off, get out of here is used so many times that there's a compliation of him going off on Hell's Kitchen. That's one of few reality stars I have somewhat of an admiration, but he needs to drop it 2 or 3 notches with insulting people lmao.
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 19, 2017 21:45:39 GMT -5
I think a lot of that is for show and the contestants know it's just for tv. A lot of reality tv is obviously fake/scripted. I never really cared for Hell's Kitchen but his other show (Kitchen Nightmares- where he tries to improve failing restaurants) is somewhat entertaining and falls under the category of "fixer-upper" reality shows that I will watch.