Wednesday, July 20, 2005
So tonight if you have really nothing to do, there's the new reality show, Venus and Serena, For Real. It's been six years since the first major reality show, Survivor, sparked a major shift in network and basic cable programming. I've decided that reality shows can be categorized into these major categories:
- Competition - Survivor, Amazing Race, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell's Kitchen
- Dating - The Bachelor, Average Joe
- Situational - Real World, Trading Spouses
- Slice of Life - Cops, Nanny 911, Hooking Up
- Dream Come True - The Swan, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
- Celebrity - Being Bobby Brown, Hogan Knows Best, The Newlyweds, Strange Love, etc...
This last category has become really big lately. Every "star" who is not working on something good wants to be followed around by cameras. In fact during the Jackson trial, they had cameras follow Michael and all his family around. I've heard they are currently editing this together and shopping it around at the major networks. I have no problem with this right now, but soon at the current trend, these could get out of control really fast. Do we really want to see every star with their own "reality" show? Good gravy, no! Let's just watch the craxy ones like Bobby Brown, which is on tomorrow night on Bravo. Set your TiVos.
There are some shows that I'm not sure which category in which they fit. I invite much comment on this subject. The Simple Life and The Princes of Malibu for example. Are these really celebrities? Discuss...
Tomorrow: Hooking up on ABC
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