Let’s see, this week in Reality TV, Snooki’s nude photos were released. And a whole lot of people decided to check those out. But did anything else happen? Yeah, a little bit. Let’s take a look back.
Oprah Contributes to the Fall of Mankind: For some reason, Oprah decided to stomp out any and all of her credibility and interview the Kardashian family. During the interview Oprah even tells Kim she’s like totally growing up. And Kim agrees. “I’m totally growing up,” Kim says during the interview. It’s a good think no one actually watches OWN. Bad, Oprah, baaaaad!
Seriously, Oprah? The Kardashians? I’m actually pretty ashamed of her. I understand there’s a handful (a large, sad handful) of people who think the Kardashians are bigger than The Beatles, but come on, O. I respected you. Not so much anymore.
Faked Reality? This week a reality show that’s usually not on our radar here (but most certainly is on my TV a lot) came under fire after a person who was on the show said most of it was faked. Yes, I’m talking about HGTV’s House Hunters. I admittedly kind of love and hate that show at the same time. It’s not as good now that Susan Wong isn’t hosting, but I still watch. But anyway, it’s apparently mostly fake.
The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss thinks a lot of Reality TV is bogus. “I think there’s all kinds of bullshit going on behind the scenes with, I would say, outside of the talent shows and ‘The Bachelor,’ where we really kill ourselves and spend a lot of money and time and destroy our staff to make sure it’s real, that 70 to 80 percent of the shows on TV are bullshit,” he said. “They’re loosely scripted. Things are planted. Things are salted into the environment so things seem more shocking.”
Glass House a Go: ABC’s new Big Brother-like show will air Monday night as planned. Despite CBS’s attempt to halt production. A federal judge just doesn’t think anything is that original in Reality TV anymore. I think that judge isn’t much a reality TV fan.