Reality television has been around for a looong time now. I remember my first introduction to reality TV. It was 1992 and I saw the Real World. Being a kid, I was so fascinated that cameras were going to follow the lives of seven strangers who were put into a house together. I really liked it!
It was something that most Americans had never seen before and, as a result, garnered much success. It was a hit!
And now, the Real World season 20 will air later this month. The show seemed genuine when it first aired almost 20 years ago, but now it doesn’t seem so “real.” o.O
Don’t get me wrong, I continue to watch reality television till this very day, but the genre has become too saturated. And most of the shows are just laughable to me. JMHO.
Producers, executives, et cetera, ad nauseum are approving almost any and every reality show they can think of in the hopes that the American public will watch them, no matter how ridiculous they are.
Personally, I am very tired of reality shows at this point. I am burnt out. Wonderful television shows have been cut due to reality TV overload, or for other reasons, but I blame reality shows. 😀 Shows that have been cancelled are: No Ordinary Family, Hawthorne, Ugly Betty, Heroes, etc. I would rather see shows that are well-written, original works of fiction rather than see “supposed” reality shows. Most folks participating in those shows now are only out to become famous rather than actually participate in what the show is supposed to be about. *Le sigh.*
So, now I have a message for Hollywood.