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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 11:39 AM
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14. Judging from your answers to other posts, you have your mind made up
So why ask? People like what they like. Personally, I don't have much use for most of them because I don't care for the premises which are usually quite thin and boring to me. I also don't like the way so many of them seem to pit people against each other in somewhat underhanded and malicious ways. Nor do I like the way so many of them are based on having people do things they wouldn't normally do for money. I find that terribly shallow.

I don't watch much television anyway but the things I do like to watch are things that make me think, ponder, work my brain. I've yet to encounter a reality show that does that - they seem for the most part to be pretty empty entertainment. Some people like that - I don't.

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  -curious: why do some people have such animosity toward reality TV donsu  Dec-09-06 10:33 AM   #0 
  - Because it's not really "reality" tv  alarimer   Dec-09-06 10:37 AM   #1 
  - but it's not as fake as fiction - of course it has to be edited and programmed  donsu   Dec-09-06 10:44 AM   #2 
  - But fiction doesn't even pretend to be real.  WritingIsMyReligion   Dec-09-06 10:46 AM   #4 
     - of course fiction tries to appear real! good fiction makes you think it is  donsu   Dec-09-06 11:55 AM   #20 
        - So reality shows are like bad fiction?  skygazer   Dec-09-06 11:59 AM   #21 
        - no, reality shows are not like fiction nor pretend to be so  donsu   Dec-09-06 12:26 PM   #27 
           - You're taking this way too seriously  skygazer   Dec-09-06 12:30 PM   #28 
        - No, fiction is billed as fiction.  Left Is Write   Dec-09-06 02:05 PM   #38 
  - cheesy  bighughdiehl   Dec-11-06 08:32 AM   #81 
  - It may have to do with the fact that people on reality shows are willing to do...  VespertineIconoclast   Dec-09-06 10:46 AM   #3 
  - take The First 48 Hours for example - what is fake about that?  donsu   Dec-09-06 11:24 AM   #9 
     - ...  VespertineIconoclast   Dec-09-06 11:50 AM   #17 
  - Because so-called reality shows  Drum   Dec-09-06 10:50 AM   #5 
  - I disagree with everything you said  donsu   Dec-09-06 11:27 AM   #10 
     - Oh well...guess we'll have to agree to disagree,  Drum   Dec-09-06 11:45 AM   #15 
  - Because the producers are too cheap to pay real writers and real actors  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-09-06 10:53 AM   #6 
  - how do you know reality shows cost less?  donsu   Dec-09-06 11:28 AM   #11 
  - Because I've read articles about the trend  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-09-06 07:32 PM   #59 
  - I thought it was the 'meaning' down  hfojvt   Dec-09-06 02:11 PM   #40 
  - One of my reasons is that  Rude Horner   Dec-09-06 10:58 AM   #7 
  - isn't that the fault of the TV station programmer, not the fault of the  donsu   Dec-09-06 11:30 AM   #12 
     - The question wasn't about "fault"  Rude Horner   Dec-09-06 01:11 PM   #33 
  - 10 things:  HypnoToad   Dec-09-06 11:15 AM   #8 
  - what is the "worst within the human condition"?  donsu   Dec-09-06 11:34 AM   #13 
     - You mean I need to repeat what the other responders had?  HypnoToad   Dec-09-06 11:52 AM   #19 
  - Judging from your answers to other posts, you have your mind made up  skygazer   Dec-09-06 11:39 AM   #14 
  - Agreed!  Drum   Dec-09-06 11:47 AM   #16 
  - A couple of reasons  Az   Dec-09-06 11:51 AM   #18 
  - Well put.  Drum   Dec-09-06 12:13 PM   #25 
  - Well said - that's exactly how I feel about it.  smirkymonkey   Dec-10-06 07:44 PM   #76 
  - What Az said  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-11-06 12:46 AM   #77 
  - hhhmmm guess I need to learn some more psychology to understand  donsu   Dec-09-06 12:00 PM   #22 
  - All you really need to do is read the replies  skygazer   Dec-09-06 12:06 PM   #23 
  - because we are watching people not actors. people in real situations  donsu   Dec-09-06 12:34 PM   #29 
     - Cool - that explains why you like them  skygazer   Dec-09-06 12:42 PM   #31 
  - Because people's tastes aren't all the same, of course.  Left Is Write   Dec-09-06 02:08 PM   #39 
  - Mainly the lack of creativity.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-09-06 12:07 PM   #24 
  - They Are Equivalent to "Pro Wrestling" IMO  Southpawkicker   Dec-10-06 02:49 PM   #72 
  - Because some people enjoy telling others how to live their lives.  GOPisEvil   Dec-09-06 12:21 PM   #26 
  - I'm not judging anybody - just trying to understand the animosity  donsu   Dec-09-06 12:39 PM   #30 
     - I wasn't saying you were being judgemental.  GOPisEvil   Dec-09-06 09:52 PM   #61 
  - wow this is a big subject  zingaro   Dec-09-06 01:05 PM   #32 
  - I think it's because there is too damn much of it. Survivor was  QMPMom   Dec-09-06 01:25 PM   #34 
  - I should think that obvious.  ElboRuum   Dec-09-06 01:44 PM   #35 
  - I don't.  xmas74   Dec-09-06 01:46 PM   #36 
  - you think so?  hfojvt   Dec-09-06 02:25 PM   #42 
     - I don't know.  xmas74   Dec-09-06 04:07 PM   #45 
  - my opinion  idgiehkt   Dec-09-06 01:54 PM   #37 
  - Because personal dignity is important  AngryAmish   Dec-09-06 02:13 PM   #41 
  - I don't like or watch either.  hippywife   Dec-09-06 03:36 PM   #43 
  - The same reason I don't like fictional books without stories.  Evoman   Dec-09-06 03:47 PM   #44 
  - Because they showcase freaks.  graywarrior   Dec-09-06 04:08 PM   #46 
  - I love freaks too.  xmas74   Dec-09-06 04:10 PM   #47 
     - There's only a few I can watch.  graywarrior   Dec-09-06 04:12 PM   #48 
        - Of course.  xmas74   Dec-09-06 04:15 PM   #49 
           - Those bachelor/bachelorette shows are rejection favorites.  graywarrior   Dec-09-06 04:25 PM   #50 
              - Those are my guilty pleasures.  xmas74   Dec-09-06 04:35 PM   #51 
                 - It's like watching rats give birth.  graywarrior   Dec-09-06 04:39 PM   #52 
                    - May I borrow that line?  xmas74   Dec-09-06 04:40 PM   #53 
                       - Be my guest. I'll have forgotten it by the next time I watch SuperNanny  graywarrior   Dec-09-06 04:41 PM   #54 
                          - Another horrid guilty pleasure!  xmas74   Dec-09-06 04:47 PM   #55 
                             - I actually hate that show. But I'll watch it if Mr. Gray is not around.  graywarrior   Dec-09-06 04:48 PM   #56 
                                - I only watch it at work.  xmas74   Dec-09-06 04:50 PM   #58 
  - I LOVE reality TV -- well, certain shows  LostinVA   Dec-09-06 04:50 PM   #57 
  - Top Chef is fun. And you know how I love Trading Spouses now.  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-06 01:09 PM   #68 
     - Really? What?  LostinVA   Dec-10-06 02:45 PM   #70 
        - Hmm...  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-06 02:47 PM   #71 
           - That's better than Trading Spouses  LostinVA   Dec-10-06 02:56 PM   #73 
              - Oh absolutely.  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-06 03:04 PM   #74 
  - Reality TV is mainly Vapid and shallow.  YellowRubberDuckie   Dec-09-06 07:38 PM   #60 
  - It panders like a whore to the lowest common denominator. Some  bertha katzenengel   Dec-09-06 09:56 PM   #62 
  - Trading Spaces is stupid? Intervention is stupid? Mercat Manor is  donsu   Dec-10-06 11:35 AM   #63 
     - "Trading Spouses" and "Wife Swap?" Absolutely!!  bertha katzenengel   Dec-10-06 12:05 PM   #64 
        - maybe you have hit on the problem of understanding the animosity  donsu   Dec-10-06 12:19 PM   #65 
        - Oh man, I love "Trading Spouses"  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-06 01:07 PM   #67 
  - I enjoy some shows...  Engi   Dec-10-06 12:49 PM   #66 
  - Some of it is extremely silly.  terrya   Dec-10-06 01:10 PM   #69 
  - I like *some* reality TV  Rob H.   Dec-10-06 03:58 PM   #75 
  - Because we all have problems accepting the differences in others.  chknltl   Dec-11-06 02:31 AM   #78 
  - I find it disgusting  Skittles   Dec-11-06 02:37 AM   #79 
  - No story, no talent, no plot  Lowell   Dec-11-06 07:22 AM   #80 
 

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