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PEE Poll: Reality Show Genres You Love to Hate
I Wanna Be Famous   -1 (4%)
I Wanna Get Married to a Stranger   -1 (4%)
Hidden-Cams   -0 (0%)
Dysfunctional People in a Closed Environment   -0 (0%)
I Have No Pride   -0 (0%)
Game Shows (The Original Reality Shows)   -3 (12%)
RPGs   -1 (4%)
Other   -0 (0%)
I Hate All Reality Shows   -18 (72%)
I Love All Reality Shows   -1 (4%)
Total Voters: 25

OC_James

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« on: 05-22-2003 20:31 »
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What reality show genre do you love to hate?

P.S. I like hidden-cams... Examples of the shows can be found below.

1. American Idol, That Supermodel Show, etc.

2. Joe Millionaire, Mr. Personality, Married by America, etc.

3. Scare Tactics, Trigger Happy TV, etc.

4. The Real World, Big Brother, Survivor, etc.

5. Fear Factor, Dog Eat Dog, etc.

6. Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Win Ben Stein's Money, etc.

7. Murder in a Small Town X, The Mole, etc.

iliketowankalot

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« Reply #1 on: 05-22-2003 20:40 »

The only one of those you listed that I somewhat like is Trigger Happy TV.
Reality shows are just ass poundingly gay, when o when will they just die
The Names Nick

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« Reply #2 on: 05-22-2003 20:43 »

All reality shows suck plain n simple. I wish they would take every reality show off the air, and castrate anyone who tryed to prevent them from doing so or protested the action.
Kryten

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« Reply #3 on: 05-22-2003 23:32 »

Reality shows are basically moron-food for morons.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 05-22-2003 23:53 »

Trigger Happy owns you all.  At least the season that was only in London.  I haven't seen enough of the other one to decide.  And the old gameshows, the ones that have been around for 20 or so years and are still going strong, those are good.  (note: I count 3.  Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and the Price is Right, but only if it's Bob Barker hosting.)

All the rest suck equally.
mikey

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« Reply #5 on: 05-23-2003 04:53 »

Reality Tv has come and gone the only one that ive ever got into was surviver
Archie2K

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« Reply #6 on: 05-23-2003 05:31 »

#3 and #5 aren't to bad. Trigger Happy TV is sooooo funny and Dom Joly was absolutely right to stop after 2 seasons otherwise it would've got serious unoriginal. Scare Tactics and Beadle's About were a little more controversial, but they're not quite as mind-numbingly boring as most of the other "Reality" shows out there. A Magnet for lawsuits perhaps, but at least they're funny.

Game Shows of course rule. They have been around for ever and continue to go strong because they rely less on ordinary people making entertainment and more on the viewers making their own entertainment (by answering the questions themselves). WWTBAM was one of the success stories of recent decades, even if you hate it.

The rest though are utter shite, and the biggest of them all (Big Brother) is scrapping the bottom of a very deep very empty barrel. I can't express in words how much I hate this show. It is nothing more than utter shite. The people are all so boring and yet it gets so much attention. Please let it die soon. And Davina McCall is SOOOOOOOO irritating.

Ironically I just went and expressed my hate for this show on another board. Seems great minds think alike.

And in the course of typing this message I have annoyed someone by banging the keys too hard  evil laugh
Gocad

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« Reply #7 on: 05-23-2003 06:42 »

What really annoys me about these reality shows is, that the losers in these shows don't get shot or receive a even worse treatment ...   no no
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« Reply #8 on: 05-23-2003 06:57 »

Oh God Big Brother is on tonight.

sheep555

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« Reply #9 on: 05-23-2003 07:06 »

...with a funky new logo that make my head dizzy...


I don't particually like Big Brother and other reality game shows - and I don't really have the time to spend an hour a day watching some losers was want to get famous (but won't) live inside a house. But some people do...
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #10 on: 05-23-2003 07:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
Oh God Big Brother is on tonight.


Big brother is on every night...
mikey

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« Reply #11 on: 05-23-2003 07:15 »

except good old saturday, how i love saturday
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« Reply #12 on: 05-23-2003 08:32 »

The only reality show I kind of like is "the Amazing Race," mostly because the contestants actually get to go to different countries and see some really interesting places, rather than just sit in a house or get marooned on some island or what not.
Just Chris

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« Reply #13 on: 05-23-2003 09:38 »

I dunno why game shows are classified up there as a type of reality show. Game shows are pure wholesome fun, unlike most reality shows. The first Survivor was cool, but its concept was flawed in that instead of surviving the wilderness, people made alliances and it turned into fighting against each other for survival.
OC_James

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« Reply #14 on: 05-23-2003 16:32 »

Game shows are up there because a lot of people's definition of a Reality Show is "A show in which people ,non of whom are actors, are pitted against one another for money or another sort of prize. There are no scripts and the game is not fixed." Game shows loosely fit this definition. Plus, I needed something to fill in one of the blanks.
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« Reply #15 on: 05-24-2003 03:30 »

Trigger Happy TV Fucking rules, All the rest are tedious and I would buy the rights and trade them for the rights to Futurama.
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« Reply #16 on: 05-24-2003 05:11 »
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There was a gag on Have I Got News For You last night by Paul Merton, along the lines of:

"Let's have I'm a dead celebrity, get me outta here, in which the show digs up bodies of dead celebrities and a panel has half-an-hour to guess who it used to be."

It's where it's going, trust me.
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« Reply #17 on: 05-25-2003 02:32 »

Sounds like fun.
Archie2K

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« Reply #18 on: 05-26-2003 08:40 »

I remember (I think it was Teral's suggestion) The Maze. 10 people in a darkened maze, each has a gun with 9 rounds each. Last person to live gets 1,000,000.

Yes he was taking the piss before you jump down his throat

Unfortunately I think it's going this way. Anyone remember "Sick Day"? It was a show which I think got axed due to controversy. Basically a group of idiotic students (who else) had to try and get as many illnesses as possible doing whatever they could. How sick (pun unintended!).  no no
MelBee

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« Reply #19 on: 05-26-2003 08:46 »

That's soooo 'The Running Man' - you remember that movie? A reality game show where the object is basically to kill the 'contestants'. And that was made way before reality gameshows became the 'in' thing.
I'm sick to death of reality gameshows (and threads about them!). With the possible exception of The Murder Game and The Mole, which were both done pretty well, with the added bonus of being sneaky and dark. Lets mess with people's minds! Heh heh.
OC_James

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« Reply #20 on: 05-26-2003 12:59 »

I think "Sick Day" was cancelled because none of the idiotic kids died.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #21 on: 05-26-2003 13:02 »

 
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By Nixorbo:
Trigger Happy owns you all. At least the season that was only in London. I haven't seen enough of the other one to decide.

I've seen one episode of the non-London stuff. What the hell happened? It was awful. All of the non-Dom Jolly people should be shot.
Impossible

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« Reply #22 on: 05-26-2003 13:21 »

There is a kinda kids version of Trigger Happy TV, called Stitch Up!, which I have to say, sucks ass.
Archie2K

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« Reply #23 on: 05-27-2003 04:57 »

I never saw the Mole but the premise was damned interesting. Maybe reality TV just works better if there is some kind of task, rather than watching other people. I could think of 10,000 ways Big Brother could be more exciting, rather than just sticking them in a house with tons of alcohol and watch people try and get laid.

We ended up with Jade butt naked last time. *shudders*

And anyway we have low budget porn for that, OR the new show on the Playboy channel where two teams aim to make the best adult film going. Now THAT would be interesting viewing.
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« Reply #24 on: 05-27-2003 06:09 »

I agree. Make sure they're hot, though.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #25 on: 05-27-2003 08:39 »

I disagree, they should be ugly. That way we can properly judge their work on a technical and artistic merit, rather than voting purely on how hot everyone is.
asianlightning

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« Reply #26 on: 05-27-2003 10:08 »

I'm currently trying to pitch "America's Ugliest Person" to Fox. C'mon, it would be a great show. What better way to entertain the masses than by having a nation wide ugly contest...
Stuart

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« Reply #27 on: 05-27-2003 11:23 »

I think the 'reality TV boom' of recent years has been exaggerated - shows that shouldn't be classed as reality TV are just put into that bracket.
Trigger Happy TV, for example - Candid Camera and Beadle's About (don't ask) did the same kind of show years before 'reality TV' started. I'd say Trigger Happy was a comedy series.
The Mole was great, more of a game show because it didn't pry into people's lives like Big Brother does. Although I haven't seen it for a while; probably been cancelled because it was too good. Ain't that always the way? Or it wasn't good enough, I dunno.
The pop music shows (although they suck): it could be argued that these are just televised talent shows - and talent shows have been around for years too.
Archie2K

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« Reply #28 on: 05-27-2003 11:42 »

It gets said every year that the Big Brother cash cow is wheeled out - everyone slags it off and says it will be the most boring series yet, but it still goes onto get record viewing figures. I think this series will be the same. Each year though the people seem to get more and more faceless though. A bit like the Popstars thing. Everyone knew who Hear'Say were, yet Girls Aloud haven't had nearly the same success and One True Voice have vanished hopefully never to be seen again.

It's all the corporate cunts' fault though. If there's money to be made, these soulless bastards will seep it dry.
sheep555

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« Reply #29 on: 05-27-2003 11:56 »
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
It gets said every year that the Big Brother cash cow is wheeled out

Twice a year if you count "Celebrity" Big Brother    frown
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« Reply #30 on: 06-08-2003 00:08 »

I HATE SURVIVOR!!!!!!!!!
i hope those people starve in some "remote deserted place" and are forced to eat their entrails for immunity... although gross and inherently unsanitary.... so is CBS programming in general.....

Other reality shows i hate:
- Everything on FOX (The Mole, Temptation Island, Joe Millionare, Who Farted, Joe Not-a-Rapist, etc.)

-Everything on ABC (Celebrity Mole, Celebrity Temptation Isalnd, Celebrity Joe Millionaire, Celebrity Who Farted, Celebrity Joe Not-a-Molester-like-R.Kelly, etc.)

-Basically everything except MTV essentials: The Real World and Road Rules.... THe only TRUE REALITY SHOWS... and they have even stepped off their game.

Reality TV is so crappy that it isn't even reality anymore. If you really want reality TV, give a Brooklyn gangbangin crackhead a camera in the middle of the projects and watch as the criminal activity goes down.... THERE'S YOUR RATINGS FOX!!! hahahaha. ha. ha.

Et cetera.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-10-2003 23:09 »

Oh man, I just watched "Last Comic Standing"...a mistake I will surely not repeat.  I had hopes that I'd be seeing a few bad acts mixed in with some fresh talent, but all I ended up seeing was two or three decent acts surrounded by fresh piles of crap.  The fact that ten of the twenty-five comedians went to the next level was being too kind to seven of them.  I'd hate to have seen the first episode...if those people were the wheat, I'd hate to see the chaff.
Britz

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« Reply #32 on: 06-11-2003 04:20 »

We need to look to the past with Reality shows, way in the past, as in gladatorial combat, I'd watch that.

Moment I get the legal issues sorted out, that's what I'm aiming for, shit we're heading there any way, might as well be me who takes the initiative (and the money.)

I reckon what we need is looser Big Brother policys, first person killed on live TV is just going to open the door for my show ideas, "Psychotic Drifters Armed to the Teeth and Annoying Yuppies, Locked in a Dark Room Together at Last."

Give it a hundred years, they'll be praising Arnie for his Nostredamous-accurate part in "The Running Man" and Charlton Heston for his cooking tips in a certain old sci-fi classic...
Stuart

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« Reply #33 on: 06-11-2003 10:53 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Oh man, I just watched "Last Comic Standing"...a mistake I will surely not repeat.  I had hopes that I'd be seeing a few bad acts mixed in with some fresh talent, but all I ended up seeing was two or three decent acts surrounded by fresh piles of crap.

But does a comedy talent show qualify as a 'reality TV' though? As I said before, talent shows have existed for years... but  now they're so desperate they're putting them on television.
I haven't seen this show, but it doesn't sound like it should be put into the same bracket as Big Brother or Survivior. Apart from the 'rubbish' bracket maybe.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #34 on: 07-05-2003 19:56 »

I HATE THEM ALL!!!!!!!
Coop

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« Reply #35 on: 07-05-2003 20:11 »
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I wish they would get more creative. Id love to see "Temptation Bootcamp"


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« Reply #36 on: 07-05-2003 22:30 »

I don't actually hate all reality TV.  I like some American Idol, only to laugh at the suckers.  It makes me see how good a singer I am compared to them, so it isn't too bad. I HATE those I wanna get married to a stranger ones, the worst IMO.  Hidden cams I haven't seen that much, no comment.  Dysfunctional people... isn't as bad as the other types.  I like fear factor just a teensy bit, and I like to try and guess the answers for Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.  But don't think I like reality TV- believe me I don't, I always hope someone would make a "DOWN WITH REALITY TV" raid- but some reality TV is better than others.  I'd pefer Futurama over reality TV even if I'd get a billion bucks if I picked reality TV! Okay, done.
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« Reply #37 on: 07-05-2003 22:55 »

Speaking of American Idle, American juniors would be funnier if they let simon judge.  big grin


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« Reply #38 on: 07-05-2003 22:58 »

If they allowed bands to join, we'd go for it.  My band, that is.  We'd totally dominate.
Coop

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« Reply #39 on: 07-05-2003 23:06 »

Yeah, I always wondered why they never let bands audition. There is plenty of future in the Garage bands of america if only they could a break.


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