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Amph Reality shows that are fake, semi fake, or complete real.

Discussion in 'Community' started by beezel26, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    Name a reality show and tell us if you think its fake, semi fake( some scenarios made up) Or true.
    WCW, Semi fake the wrestling is real but the way the fall and all the dialogue is scripted. Plus outcomes of the match are scripted.
     
  2. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    WCW hasn't existed for over a decade.
     
  3. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Do you really need two threads dedicated to reality tv?
     
  4. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Evidently so.

    Edit: all reality TV is semi - fake at least, and 90% of it is trash.

    Edit2: Yet, for some reason I've turned on what is sure to be a trainwreck of an American Idol premiere.
     
  5. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Almost all is fake.

    The only ones I think that have any semblance of realism are the ones like Deadliest Catch.


    The Bachelor/Bachelorette is so fake it hurts.
     
  6. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I really liked watching Meerkat Manor when I was living in London.
     
  7. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    The place where I work has hosted several casting calls to Maury-style TV shows. Yes guys: it's all fake.
     
  8. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    How about Cake Boss? There seems to be less staged drama there than in most other reality TV shows.
     
  9. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I am familiar with Cake Boss mainly because Paul F. Tompkins does a riotously funny impression of him.
     
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  10. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ugh, I've heard him do that impression for entire episodes of Doug Loves Movies and I find it to be incredibly tiring. It gets old sooooo fast.
     
  11. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Is Storage Wars fake?

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  12. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He did a half hour or so of it on an episode of Comedy Bang Bang. He ended up being an immortal that was older than the universe. "How long do I have to make cakes? Forever?" The next time he was on Doug Loves Movies, which is my favorite podcast by the way, Doug asked him about it and he said it was "noncanonical." I love comedy podcasts. I do kind of wish he wouldn't do it for a whole episode of DLM. For one thing, on the one I heard, he basically talked the whole time and Jackie Kashian, of The Dork Forest, another great podcast, got to say almost nothing.
     
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  13. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    It's all fake. The "TV" part of the name "reality tv" should tell you all there is to know. Even stuff like "Deadliest Catch" and "Ice Road Truckers" must have some embellishment thrown in there just for the sake of making "good" tv.
     
  14. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The On the Media podcast (why am I talking about podcasts so much in this thread?) had an episode on television a couple of weeks ago. They interviewed a guy who has worked on reality TV shows. They couldn't reveal his name or the name of any of the shows, due to his non-disclosure agreement, but he said that basically every reality tv show is fake. He said that there's generally a director crouching just out of frame. He said, they'll often say, "Okay, let's do that again, but this time make it look like a really hard decision" and stuff like that. He said that he had made a few documentary shorts when he went into the reality tv business and he brought that up as something that would be helpful in doing television documentaries; he said all the people in the room literally laughed at him, for thinking the shows were anywhere near documentaries.
     
  15. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    A friend of mine edits reality shows for a living, and he has similar things to say.
     
  16. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Even Cupcake Wars was pretty fake. I watched the Star Wars episode, and then being at the party where we got to eat said cupcakes, the ones we ate looked NOTHING like the ones they had on the show.
     
  17. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't think anyone cares whether reality shows are fake. It matters a little bit whether the hybrid reality-game shows like Top Chef or American Idol are faked. People definitely want to believe that these contests are real. I've believed for years that American Idol tries to rig results by manipulating the audio mixing and production values of numbers for contestants they decide they want to raise up or take down.
     
  18. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    What is your thoughts on Pawn Stars? I want to believe most of that is real. Some of that started fake but I believe their reputation may actually pull real clients in with stuff to pawn. Plus the pickers show probably is real. Anything with animals may be real or most of the stories from the series. Amish Mafia is so fake it aint funny.
     
  19. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    George Carlin once said that there should be a reality show called No Survivors where everyone dies horribly in the end.
     
  20. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    There was an AMA with a guy who went on Jerry Springer who said that when he applied he pitched the producers a fake story and they completely changed it before he actually went on the show.

    Also, I honestly think the finale of the Hills is one of the greatest finale scenes of a TV show of all time. Like, Sopranos and Newhart level:
     
  21. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wait is that really how the show ended? I stopped watching after Lauren left.
     
  22. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    Yup, that's the last scene of the last episode.
     
  23. ma_petite

    ma_petite Jedi Master star 3

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    Haha that is awesome then! I guess by then they knew Lauren was writing her books and would out them anyways so might as well completely embrace it and do something like that.

    (mobile sock of s65horsey)
     
  24. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    I'm not a fan of smosh..but

     
  25. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They're totally fake. That doesn't stop me from watching. Especially if it's on Food Network.