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

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

  1. beezel26 Force Ghost

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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. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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

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

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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.
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  5. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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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 Chosen One

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    I really liked watching Meerkat Manor when I was living in London.
  7. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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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 Dark Lord of the SWC/PT/ Spinoff Forums

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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 Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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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 Chosen One

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Is Storage Wars fake?

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  12. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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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 Chosen One

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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 Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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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 Comms Admin & Community Manager

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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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:
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  21. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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

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

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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.

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  24. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    I'm not a fan of smosh..but

  25. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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