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  •  That Real World photo is from either season 3 or (2+ / 0-)
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    Purple Priestess, elginblt

    4 in San Francisco with Pedro, Puck, et al.

    The first place I started seeing all the twists thrown in was Big Brother.  As Julie "Chenbot" Chen would say:

    BUT FIRST, there is a twist.
    I think this is endemic of how the producers of these shows have zero respect for the participants or the audience.  Most of these shows are centered around humiliation of the participants.  And then they think that the audience must suffer from so much attention deficit that they have to keep lobbing in shiny twists to keep them watching.  And don't get me started on how these shows waste half their air time with "coming up", and "previously" segments, rehashing the same shit that will be shown after the next commercial break.  They really must think their core audience has an IQ of 40 or less.

    I used to watch a lot more reality tv, mainly for the snark value and then chat about it over at twop.com.  But I grew to find it kind of exhausting and repetitive.

    •  Since I never watched (1+ / 0-)
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      Miggles

      The Real World I had to trust what I was told. Oops.

      Producers! Don't get me started. So many are fresh out of film school or TV school or wherever they went to school to learn "how it's done." The one thing they all have in common - besides arrogance - is that they never listen to the old hands who have been in the Biz for years. Often to their detriment. But there are always more.....

      Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

      by Purple Priestess on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:42:24 PM PST

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