Reality "Competition" Television: Has it peaked?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Yes: Reality Competition has very little Competition in it and is dying.

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  2. No: The masses crave "competing" through others, you are never getting rid of it.

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  3. It's Almost Peaked: But we will always be stuck with American Idol.

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  4. Face it, Richard Hatch was the well spring of which all good TV has stemmed

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  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    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??
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    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:
     
  4. NitroxAZ

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    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.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  7. NGIB

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    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)...
     
  8. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    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.
     
  9. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  10. Davyboy

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    What is the shelf life of all these polls thats going on thats what I want to know. :rolleyes: :D
     
  11. cpttango30

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    Reality tv will not peek till Shartfoo Master Tango makes his debut on the small screen.
     
  12. Mema

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    I could not agree with you more. I don't know how people can even watch many of these shows.

    Other than Top Shot, yea it is over dramatized, me and masterPsmith do not watch reality shows. Most of them look really stupid anyhow.

    I certainly hope that they are soon to be gone forever. :D
     
  13. bgeddes

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    The Biggest Loser is ok, they actually help people that don't win the big prize. That show with the Whale chasing Greenpeace guy was can't miss TV. I thought for sure he was going to get someone jailed for life or sink a ship in freezing waters.

    I truly think it will be ramped up until it is a life and death thing. Remember the movie Running Man? Something like that will happen before we are all said and done.
     
  14. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    They haven't done a real:

    Survivor, where a group of wannabees are stranded on a tropical island and have to fend for themselves for a month, then the audience votes for the one winner from those who survive!

    Running Man, where a convicted murderer is chased down and killed by trained assassins.

    Kung Fu, where martial artists have to endure a gauntlet of Ninja in order to survive, with the audience choosing a winner.

    Sink or Swim, where contestants are stranded aboard a sinking boat 12 miles off shore and have to decide whether to sink or swim!! :D
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Please don't stop the reality shows until Tango has a chance to show American Idol what he can do. :)
     
  16. Benning Boy

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    "Ultimate Fighter" doesn't even do it for me anymore.

    None of these people are important, even celebrity status, which was cheap to begin with, has further cheapened.

    I'm interested in one reality show, and I WILL see it produced...
     

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  17. dog2000tj

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    I can honestly say I have never gotten involved with any of them. "reality" tv is just not reality.

    I'd much prefer to watch Deadliest Catch or Dirty Jobs before any competition based reality show. That or pick my nose while taking a shat and reading Calvin and Hobbes ;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  18. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Can you please do something with that avatar? I had a dream and I swear that guy was in it. It's creepy.
     
  19. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I hope it's on the downhill.:cool:
     
  20. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Is that better? ;)