I’m not sure what it is about watching ‘real people’ do unreal things; like be locked in a house and vote each other out one by one, or be stuck on an island and survive on animals and bugs and shit, or release a sex tape with a C-list celebrity and 3 years later get a camera crew to follow them and their family around, or share your boyfriend with 24 other ladies and watch him date them and break up with you guys one by one… but I LOVE it! These are things no one does in their real life, so the whole “reality” concept is lost on me there. But it doesn’t really matter because I’m pretty much counting the days on my calendar until I am old enough to actually be considered for The Bachelor. Aren’t we all? Screw match.com and failing privately on your computer home alone… I’d rather do it on TV in front of my friends and family and millions of other people. And drink lots of champagne in the process.
You know what a REAL reality TV show would be?
- A group of hidden cameras/camera men around a 7/11 that is conveniently located in a suburban neighborhood near a high school, and we watch all of the rich white kids shoplift, fight, smoke, and sell drugs. It would be called “Wasted Lives.”
- We strap a go-pro to a working police dog and view crimes/chases/tracking from their point of view. It would be called “COPS: doggy style”
- A blogger turns on their webcam 24/7 and we watch what really goes on when somebody works from home/Starbucks/some other trendy coffee place. This one would be called “Hipsters at Home”
Just some thoughts… BRAVO, TLC, E! – feel free to contact me about any of these. I am open to suggestions/praise/admiration/compliments.