are any reality shows real?
- 2 months ago
Judge Judy is real. So is Dr. Phil. Some of the other reality shows seem fake.
- Anonymous3 months ago
I wouldn't say absolutely not, but none that I know of
- KathyLv 73 months ago
- conley39Lv 73 months ago
No, none of them are totally real.
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- EntropyLv 73 months ago
No. At least, not in the sense that I think you mean. 'Reality' of course covers a large number of formats. Some are game show style reality programs, and I suspect at least SOME of the competition is real. But I also have heard anecdotes of various ways producers lean on the outcomes to ensure the people likely to get them the best ratings (either the villain or the fan favorite) stick around the longest.
But these shows aren't real in the sense that you're seeing a true slice of people's lives or whatever. When you used to watch Jersey Shore or Big Brother or Survivor, the people who are acting garishly or provoking fights are often prompted by producers to do so...or are at least deliberately manufacturing things because they know it's what the audience wants.
The best you can say about reality TV is that it's unscripted. The people aren't memorizing dialogue. But they usually know 'My job here today is to provoke a fight with Tina, and I know the thing that will make me look like a heel is to make fun of her weight. And being the villain is what the producers want. Doing what they want will keep me on the program longer and therefore lead to a bigger paycheck.'
- MolochLv 53 months ago
Mythbusters was real.
- RobertLv 73 months ago
None whatsoever. The only characteristic they share is stupidity.
- PetterLv 73 months ago
They are all very real, in contrast to staged shows with written scripts. Hence the name "reality" show.
- AlexLv 73 months ago
Not too many of them. A lot of the shows where they're following police (Cops and LivePD) or other EMS units (parking wars, nightwatch, etc) tend to be real reality shows, but most of the rest of them are heavily scripted.