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Dillinger 02-07-2011 07:27 PM

Reality "Competition" Television: Has it peaked?
As the title implies, what is the shelf life on these shows before we finally stop watching?

Someone, I think it was NGIB, had posted something about Top Shot 2, and I noticed a marathon was on this weekend which I can only assume the second season if this disaster is about to be, or is currently, in broadcast.

I asked myself, why am I not watching a show about shooting? I love small arms & I enjoy history, both of which the show offers, but why is not even on my radar?

The truth of the matter is that I am SICK TO DEATH of every one of these damn shows! :mad:

Do this, do that, lose this, gain that, find this, get lost there, cook this, clean that, make this, destroy that. Do they have a contest for who can go the longest without watching anyone "compete" at anything that isn't a recognized sport? Because I think I am top 5 material on this one.

And with all these geniuses and attention seeking whores who think they have the way to stab someone in the back, get away with it and make into the all mighty "finals" where they might actually start their 15 minutes of fame. :rolleyes:

Someone once accused Chuck Barris of being the worst thing that ever happened to entertainment. I am going to have to throw the flag on that statement.

Have we reached the Reality Show Apex yet? Or not? What say ye??

Shihan 02-07-2011 07:38 PM

Oh wonderful, now you're doing polls.

The fact that you used Dick Hatch as an option in the choices, really makes me understand the Dick Simmons Dillinger photoshop. ;):D

Dillinger 02-07-2011 07:42 PM

It started as a rant, but than I thought it might be good to see what you folks think in numerical data so I can drive over to your favorite, the Lifetime Network, and ram it down someone's throat. :cool:

NitroxAZ 02-07-2011 07:49 PM

Between the low cost to put them together and the dumbing down of the general populace, I am afraid they will be with us for awhile.

CA357 02-07-2011 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by NitroxAZ (Post 439321)
Between the low cost to put them together and the dumbing down of the general populace, I am afraid they will be with us for awhile.

Unfortunately, that's the answer in a nutshell. Never underestimate the stupidity of the masses.

Shihan 02-07-2011 07:58 PM

I do enjoy The Biggest Loser but the Girls should have to weigh in topless like the Men. If I have to look at floppy man boobs they could at least let us see some floppy woman bewbs.

NGIB 02-07-2011 08:12 PM

The contrived "drama" of Top Shot was not to my liking for sure. I will state emphatically that any program which shows the masses that guns & shooting are not evil is a good thing. You have to realize that our population consists of a small number of gun fans, and equally small number of gun haters, and a majority of folks that don't care one way or another.

To see "normal" people using guns safely in a "competition" environment helps our cause as it shows guns for what they are - simply tools used by skilled craftsmen (and women)...

fireguy 02-07-2011 08:44 PM

I have to admit I watched Survivor for the first few seasons. Haven't since then, got tired of it. I do have something wrong with me that forces me to watch the human condition that is "American Idol", though. I cringe during the prelim shows and enjoy the talent when they finally get to that part, about halfway through the competition, sadly. I love to sing, but know that I don't have what it takes to make it as a career, It's hard to believe that there are so many with no ability think they are the $h!t.

notdku 02-07-2011 08:53 PM

The masses need their conflict, it's cheap, easy to make, and does not require writers, which helped us get us in this boat.

Stupid writer strike.

Davyboy 02-07-2011 09:04 PM

What is the shelf life of all these polls thats going on thats what I want to know. :rolleyes: :D

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