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Old 01-18-2009, 06:12 PM   #21
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Closest I ever came to watching reality TV, was watching "All in the Family". Watching Archie was like watching my Dad.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:13 AM   #22
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Do we have some atavistic need to drive the weak ones from the herd? I really don't know.
Do we submariners even need to ask that question?!?

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I enjoyed Fear Factor, but sometimes I had to watch through splayed fingers. It amazed me what people would do for $50k.
We called that a "nuclear retention bonus contract"...

Spouse watches just about everything on HGTV, although TiVo is helping her thin out the repeats. She also enjoys the "happy" shows like Dancing With The Stars", "Last Comic Standing", "Idol", "So You Think You Can Dance", and even "Biggest Loser". But the latest season of BL managed to leave her not caring about any of them, which is usually a sign that a show has passed its peak.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:37 AM   #23
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Do we submariners even need to ask that question?!?
I thought it was just us. Who knew the whole country shared that desire?
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:50 AM   #24
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NFL--the ultimate reality show!

Some people blame HGTV for raising young people's expectations of houses for sale (What? Your house doesn't have a granite and stainless steel kitchen? God help you.).

I love the Biggest Loser. I have a tin ear and two left feet so the talent shows are way over my head, but I can identify with losing weight.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #25
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No offense but IMO survivor is to me one of the most offensive shows. I can't stand watching people back-stab like that...I think it's pure trash and if you keep kids from watching anything on tv that would be my #1 choice!

I really liked dancing with the stars.

I watched too much news over the last year or so and I noticed it makes me upset.

I can go months without watching any tv......and for me that is ideal.

I think after watching the "news" night after night you start to get brainwashed and upset......which is exactly how you are supposed to get!

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #26
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Survivor and Amazing Race for me. Interesting scenery. I like the interpersonal interaction and competition aspect of both of these as well. Sometimes I get to enjoy "irritainment" - the quality of being entertaining by virtue of being irritating. If you watch the shows, you can probably imagine a few competitors who you love to hate, and who you don't want them to win because you hate them, but you don't want them to get kicked off because they make the show interesting.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:30 PM   #27
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Amazing Race is definitely my favorite. I watch Survivor every time, but I am starting to wonder why. Love HGTV and watching WVU football and the Steelers. I use to watch alot of the News, but don't seem to have as much time to watch, since I retired.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:39 PM   #28
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Nothing. I have been boycotting "reality" TV ever since it first began during the writer's strike in the late 90s. I know there was reality TV before that, but I mark that time as the end of an era. I'm sure there are probably reality tv shows I might like, but there's plenty else to watch. I see enough on commercials. I guess I don't like real people that much, and when one of them sells their soul to be on TV it offends me.

Then again, do people consider shows like Good Eats and House Hunters reality shows? I don't, but I do watch them and a few others like Yankee Workshop and Antiques Roadshow. I guess I just don't watch the ones where I thinkk people are being jerks just to be on TV.

TV has never been the same since Buffy went off the air, anyway.
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Amazing Race is the only TV show I watch so I agree with you. Next season starts in February, so I hear.
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I watch a couple shows on TRU TV. One of them is the REPO show.

Caught the one were the camera crew guy jumps into the back seat of the 7-Series BMW they were just starting to tow away, and he wouldn't get out of the car, so they took off with him in it. And Mr tuffy the head-case guy is driving the tow truck, and needs to use the bathroom bad... real bad. So he blows stop signs with the expensive BMW on the hook behind, and rips around a corner way way too fast. Which rolls the BMW upside-down (with cameraman inside), and continues to drag it down a street on it's collapsed roof, the BMW swinging wildly from side to side.

Yes, they sacked his *ss, I doubt anyone who owns a tow company in the Western world would employ him now.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #31
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I have a VERY COOL ANNOUNCEMENT to make on Sunday evening that at least a few of you should get a kick out of...

...and it will become blatantly obvious why I started this thread.

Although... (as I prepare my excuses, stand defensive, and slick my brow down with spittle ) , ulterior motive or otherwise, it's still a good topic, agreed?

Check back soon.

And no, I did not join the Rock of Love Bus, lol.
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Wait, are you going to be on WifeSwap?
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Does watching "Nature" on PBS count as a reality show? That's my #1, about the only TV show I watch at all frequently any more. And I share your appreciation of Bob Ross. He made painting look so easy!
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:36 PM   #35
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Why do we have to wait until Sunday? I want to know now. The suspense is killing me!
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:53 PM   #36
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The powers that be told me I have to stay hush about it until Monday. So I figured (since i am a rule breaker) I'd at least interpret that to mean Sunday night .

If by chance you can back-fill the missing pieces before I post the info on Sunday, please don't name the show here, just say "oh oh oh! I know! I know!" . Not that those powers would ever know I came in here and spilled the beans, but....well, you just never do know.

Also, I won't be able to say anything much more about it after that, until the show is done airing. But y'all are welcome to comment and opine and critique and have fun in the meantime. Just know this - I cry when I am criticized (methinks that is why they put me on the show, lol, I am not one of those backstabbing aggressive people, and maybe I was thrown in as fishfood). Just kidding (about the fishfood, not the crying, haha, that part is so true!). But seriously, I am fine with anything anyone has to say about me, the show, the genre. I am, after all, the one who agreed to have a camera in my face.
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So 'when' is this show being aired
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #38
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I can't wait, QueenieEvee! I hope the editing is kind to you (you know it might not be at all flattering, but of course we will blame the editing once we have stalked this enough to as you said, "put the pieces together"). I know someone who was on a "competitive reality series" a few years ago and the stories we were told were extremely interesting .
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This is so exciting. I will "know" someone on a reality TV show and will definitely root for you, if I can figure out which show and which one you are. I can't wait! I hope that you won and if not, I hope that you had an amazing experience.
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thanks in advance for your support! Sorry, I can't give you the air date but I can tell you that Sunday night. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time to set your DVR's.
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