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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 01:44 PM
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35. I should think that obvious.
It takes more work to come up with a compelling fictional concept, and the result is much more satisfying. Good storytelling trumps watching craven pathogenic liars sell each other out for the promises of fame and fortune. Good storytelling trumps watching people assemble motorcycles the same way for 5 seasons. Good storytelling trumps watching the same cops arrest the same idiots every week.

If I wanted to see the Douchebaggery of the Real, I'd go out on my front porch and wait for it to pass by, as it does so frequently.

And the really irritating part of reality TV is that it is cheaper to produce as there's very little use for scriptwriters, set designers, and the other people it takes to put together a work of fiction, so as long as people keep watching it, they'll keep making it, even to the exclusion of other fictional television.

Oh, one other difference worth noting:

True, some fictional TV is awful. But ALL reality TV is awful.
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