How Real Is Reality TV?
Survivor and other reality-based TV shows have come under fire of late, with former participants charging that aspects of the programs are rigged. What do you think?
“How far the journalistic integrity of reality TV has fallen since the first season of The Real World.”
Richard Polk –
“This is the classic Heisenbergian situation in which the behavior of the observed is altered by the act of observation. Nonetheless, Kimmi is my favorite.”
Robert Lau –
“Reality TV is nothing but LIE$. By the way, when you print that, make sure the 'S' is a dollar sign, so my provocative statement is rendered all the more cutting.”
Audra Andrews –
“I'm glad they tinker with these shows. Real life is fuckin' boring.”
Manu Apalakian –
“Love it or hate it, one thing's for certain: Reality TV makes us the ultimate voyeurs. Hi, I'm Gail Pennington, TV critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.”
Gail Pennington –
“So these shows were set up to ensure that the most attractive people would come out on top? And how is that different from reality?”
Ed Munson –