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I admit that I'm a bit of a snob sometimes.  When my friends asked me if I watch reality tv, I answered that yes, I watch baseball, football, basketball and hockey.  I've never seen Survivor.  I don't care about the "Real Housewives" in whatever city they are filming now.  I once joked about taking a class called "Acting for Reality TV" until I was told that there really is such a thing.

I have watched "The Dog Whisperer" on occasion and Animal Cops shows.  I have a Pit bull that was allegedly rescued when the police broke up a dog fighting ring.  Molly is very sweet.

The shows that really bother me are the ones looking for bigfoot.  How many seasons can they run before they have to admit that it doesn't exist?  How can people be called experts?  I hate when they hear a sound in the dark and go, "That's definitely a squatch."

There is, however, one reality show I would like to see.  It doesn't currently exist on any channel I have surfed.  I would like to call this new reality show "The News."

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  •  Some of the so-called Reality TV shows (1+ / 0-)
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    aren't the 'real' type of reality; they have pre-planned storylines that are played out, just like professional wrestling, but with no actors or scripts.  This is known as B.S., just like The News.

    This shirt is dry clean only. Which means... it's dirty. -- Mitch Hedberg

    by Greasy Grant on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 02:42:21 PM PDT

  •  Are you mad? (1+ / 0-)
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    Searching For Bigfoot (or whatever it is called) is one of the best shows on television.  I have gotten pains from laughing so hard at that show.  It's a perfect satire of the pitfalls of blind faith and the dismissal of reason in that service.  They even have a skeptic, a woman with glasses (naturally), whom I call Velma, whose rational objections are always overcome by the "evidence" the true believers uncover.  

    Here's a particularly funny set-up:   they decide to spend a night in a Ca state park hunting for squatches that at least a room full of locals have sighted in the past.  They break up into two groups.  Somehow, they understand the squatches calls, so they call out to the squatches and wait for a response.  Did you hear that?  Yeah, that was definitely one.  You cannot escape the likelihood that each of the groups is communicating with the other, calling back and forth to each other, as the certainty of their find increases with each utterance.  It's sublime- and side-splitting.

    And then there's the meta level- the viewer is never quite sure whether the show itself is also a hoax (like bigfoot) or if these people are truly as obsessed as they appear.  It's great television.

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