Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Reality T.V.

But even savvy viewers who realize that their favorite reality shows are cast, contrived and edited to be dramatic may have no idea how brazen the fudging can be. Quotes are manufactured, crushes and feuds constructed out of whole cloth, episodes planned in multiact "storyboards" before taping, scenes stitched together out of footage shot days apart.
I'm not a big reality t.v. fan, but for those of you who are, I know you'll find this article shocking ;) It's about how Reality T.V. Fakes It.

4 comments :

Hayduke said...

True, but real reality TV would be boring. How would the shows be able to thrive and make money?

Nalini Singh said...

I definitely see the whole interest/profitmaking aspect, but do you think it should be marketed as reality t.v. when it's only "mostly real"?

Emma Sinclair said...

They could go the James Frey route and call it a "memoir"

Nalini Singh said...

Lol, Emma!!