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The end of reality television? Please?

 
 
DrewDad
 
Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 10:13 am
French stars of tropical island reality show win right to overtime and holidays

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Reality television faces a bleak future in France after contestants who spent 12 days flirting with the opposite sex on a sun-drenched island won the right to be treated as salaried workers.

In a ground-breaking ruling, the supreme court in France awarded three contestants on the French version of the programme Temptation Island compensation of about €11,000 (£9,500) each. The judges ruled that the trio were entitled to full employment contracts " including overtime, holidays and even damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show.

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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 10:43 am
@DrewDad,
These shows are cheap to produce and focus on the basest of human instincts, greed, lust, sloth, envy, despair (and most all of the other deadly sins).
I watched Survivor I and , after that, it was obvious that the shows were somewhat scripted and basically stupid. However, Im saying that expecting some content in tv is not gonna happen. Even the cable shows like "deadliest Catch " or "Ax Men" have grabbed the formula and Ill bet all we can expect is some guys following a bunch of people with a camera.

I dont know why they dont make a reality show out of "Fossil Hunters" Get some hotty paleo girl students and set out for the desrt and watch em hunt for dead lizards while gradually shucking clothing as the weather heats up.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 10:55 am
@farmerman,
Who's gonna pay the lizards?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 11:00 am
They'll be supplied with wabbits . . . live wabbits . . . part of the allure will be to watch the terror of the wabbits as they are eaten alive . . .
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 11:05 am
@Setanta,
Don't be widiculous.

I juggle lizards as exercise every morning before coffee.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 11:07 am
Oh, I dunno. I like 'Hell's Kitchen.' The rest of them mostly suck.

Cycloptichorn
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 11:09 am
The tarantulas could be voted a really hairy salary.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 11:54 am
@DrewDad,
This is the best news re:television I've heard in a long, long time. When Survivor first aired, I thought, "Who's gonna watch this stupid show?" Little did I know. When I turn on my TV, I do not want to see a bunch of ordinary people just like me! I can go out on the street to see that.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 12:01 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
I dont know why they dont make a reality show out of "Fossil Hunters" Get some hotty paleo girl students and set out for the desrt and watch em hunt for dead lizards while gradually shucking clothing as the weather heats up.

Funny you should say that, but that show is premiering in August! Shocked Laughing
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 12:20 pm
I'll tell you what, A2K is enough of a dose of reality entertainment for me.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 01:49 pm
@Reyn,
Then there's The Naked Archaeologist, which ain't got no nudity (thank god) . . .
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 02:07 pm
these shows are exploitative in the extreme. That America allows children to be exploited so badly in such shows and Nanny 911 and Wife swap speaks volumes about American hypocrisy. Some of these same people who watch these shows and thus support the harm of children are the same ones who are passing out flyers when a "child predator" moves in withing five miles of their house. The same ones who argue up and down that 16 and 17 year olds need to be protected from sexual reality so strongly that their partners should be tossed in jail and ruined for life with the Predator label plop down in front of the TV and giggle when 19 year old girls are plied with alcohol on the set of MTV shows, filmed having sex, and branded sluts and alcoholics in front of all of America.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 02:19 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
I dont know why they dont make a reality show out of "Fossil Hunters" Get some hotty paleo girl students and set out for the desrt and watch em hunt for dead lizards while gradually shucking clothing as the weather heats up.

Sounds great! What channel should I turn to?
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 02:41 pm
@rosborne979,
It's on the pay-per-view soft porn channel.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 10:19 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

I dont know why they dont make a reality show out of "Fossil Hunters" Get some hotty paleo girl students and set out for the desrt and watch em hunt for dead lizards while gradually shucking clothing as the weather heats up.

This would be called a documentory and Air on the history channel.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2009 06:55 am
@Lightwizard,
Lightwizard wrote:
It's on the pay-per-view soft porn channel.

I think FM's got a potential mega-hit on his hands. Call the networks.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2009 07:05 am
@dadpad,
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This would be called a documentory and Air on the history channel.


God, ain't that the ugly truth . . . those whores at the History Channel will air just about anything . . .
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2009 07:13 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
. . . those whores at the History Channel will air just about anything . . .

Whores at the History Channel?

Will the ideas for new Reality TV shows never cease.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2009 07:14 am
@rosborne979,
If they actually did do a series on whores, the History Channel might be worth watching.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2009 07:20 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
If they actually did do a series on whores, the History Channel might be worth watching.

I was thinking that they could do a Reality Show on themselves, showing them whoring out their programming choices to whatever simplistic piece of mind candy they deem most likely to mesmerize an unwary channel surfer.

They could change their name from the History Channel to the "Whatever you people want, we don't care any more" channel.
 

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