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« on: 12-02-2003 23:52 »

Whats your opinion of reality t.v?
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« Reply #1 on: 12-03-2003 04:30 »

Personnaly I think the vast majority is just boring, sadly as long as the proles like to watch it we will be stuck with it  frown
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« Reply #2 on: 12-03-2003 04:43 »

The good stuff is overshadowed by the speccrapular stuff. Survivor and the amazing race are the only ones worth watching.
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« Reply #3 on: 12-03-2003 06:31 »

It's all one big pile of shit.
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« Reply #4 on: 12-03-2003 08:22 »
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One big puddle of steamy of off American hick diahreaha is more like it.
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« Reply #5 on: 12-03-2003 08:24 »

I wonder when they are gonna make a reality show about corporate TV execs trying to come up with a reality show.
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« Reply #6 on: 12-03-2003 08:44 »

Reality shows are pure crap programming.  Even lower than previous "reality" shows like Cops or When Animals Attack.  We've had the Who Wants to be a Millionaire clone game show phase followed by the Survivor clone reality show phase.  What's next that could be possibly worse?
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« Reply #7 on: 12-03-2003 10:57 »

Don't forget those bad relation-ship type of reality shows. There's even this show called "cheaters" where people get a camera crew to spy on their partners cheating in someone else's house and when they come knocking at the door...confrontation time!
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« Reply #8 on: 12-03-2003 12:54 »

It's a plauge that will spread and never be erased.
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« Reply #9 on: 12-03-2003 13:07 »

The only one I like is "Viva La Bam", most of the others are crap.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-03-2003 14:42 »

Billy Connolly: Reality TV, it's a bunch of people sitting in a house, watching a bunch of people sitting in a house.

Damn you George Orwell.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-03-2003 15:16 »

It's the worse thing in television's history.
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« Reply #12 on: 12-03-2003 16:00 »

It's another big reason why my TV watching time is decreasing dramatically.

I don't watch any reality tv at all. In fact, I don't watch much TV at all. Just a few shows on CN and Fuse. And it feels good to say "reality tv sucks so go fuck yourself" to my fellow teenagers.  big grin
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« Reply #13 on: 12-03-2003 16:09 »

Reality TV = Awful

Especially here in the UK, where every time when we have a new bloody Big Brother or something like that entire schedules get moved around it and everyone is talking about the blummin' show in the media even though its awful. The worst thing is when you have the most annoying people from the shows trying to be "celebrities".
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« Reply #14 on: 12-03-2003 16:10 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
Reality shows are pure crap programming.  Even lower than previous "reality" shows like Cops or When Animals Attack.  We've had the Who Wants to be a Millionaire clone game show phase followed by the Survivor clone reality show phase.  What's next that could be possibly worse?

i couldn't have put it better. and i don't even wanna know what's next, and i don't want to find out either. thank god i hardly ever watch tv these days.

but as far as i know, the reality tv show hype was followed by the quiz show hype which was followed by the pop idol hype (now we've reached the present) here. and the pop idol hype is by far the worst of all those since it's haunting you on tv, on the radio, newspapers and in public places. the other things were at least limited to the tv and maybe certain newspapers.


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« Reply #15 on: 12-03-2003 16:14 »
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Only stupid idiots watch reality TV.  Since that reality show crap is so popular, that means that most people in this country (the USA) are stupid idiots.

Edit:  Space Man Spiff, actually, the game show hype preceded the Survivor hype.  But at least game shows are slightly better than Survivor. 
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« Reply #16 on: 12-03-2003 16:39 »
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Originally posted by Evil Fox Exec:
Only stupid idiots watch reality TV.  Since that reality show crap is so popular, that means that most people in this country (the USA) are stupid idiots.


Heh, I like that logic, stupid middle america.

My biggest beef with so called "Reality TV" is the fact that it isn't even reality. "Oh look we're putting 7 people on an island and forcing them to eat dog shit, how realistic."
People act different on camera so therefore, "reality TV" isn't really reality at all (try saying that 10 times fast). I don't even really care that it's on TV. If stupid people enjoy watching gay people dress up straight guys more power to them. 

"Viva La Bam" though, is a special case for me. I like skateboarding (watching it, I suck at doing it), I'm a fan of the CKY movies and music, and the premise for the show isn't nearly as mind numbingly stupid as most other reality TV shows(Looks in Fear Factor's direction). So going by that I'm guessing that there might be a few other OK reality TV shows out there, but I'm not willing to sift through layers and layers of crap to find them.
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« Reply #17 on: 12-03-2003 17:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Fox Exec:
Edit:  Space Man Spiff, actually, the game show hype preceded the Survivor hype.  But at least game shows are slightly better than Survivor. 

hmm... i thought in germany, season 1 of big brother aired before "wer wird millionär?" (who's going to be a millionaire, or whatever the correct name is). and that one started the quiz show hype over here.
but maybe i'm wrong. i don't really watch that much tv and i have a really bad memory.

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« Reply #18 on: 12-03-2003 18:55 »

In my opinion reality is the single worst thing on television. Not only because it is just absolute crap and mind-numbingly boring, but like Bushmeister said, the schedules get pissed about with to fit in this shite. Also, I really thinking celebrities should get it into their heads that no one really gives a shit about them except for themselves, because it is enough to make me vomit when I see Jade from Big Brother and that bloke who cheat on Millionaire being called celebrities. Of course I'm talking about big celebrities as well as minor ones, I couldn't care less about any of them.
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« Reply #19 on: 12-04-2003 04:53 »

Right behind my television is a window. If I wanted to see "real life" - then I'd look out that fucking window now, wouldn't I? Television is where I turn for entertainment... well, at least I TRY turning to it for entertainment anyway.
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« Reply #20 on: 12-04-2003 05:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
It's the worse thing in television's history.

Product placement.
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« Reply #21 on: 12-04-2003 16:17 »

 
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff:
 hmm... i thought in germany, season 1 of big brother aired before "wer wird millionär?" (who's going to be a millionaire, or whatever the correct name is). and that one started the quiz show hype over here.
but maybe i'm wrong. i don't really watch that much tv and i have a really bad memory.
Well, I wouldn't count on what happens in Germany to apply what happened here in the US.  Stuff in Germany, or Europe in general imported from the US typically takes months, or even a full year before it airs.
Could be that Big Brother reached Germany before Wer Wird Millionär was made.  At least that's what I'm guessing. 

Anyway, talk about reality shows in Germany, I got affected negatively by those as well.  In April or May 2002, ProSieben was showing this dumbass reality show everyday at 18:00 for a month or so.  18:00 Saturdays happened also to be the time that Futurama aired.  That was my first taste of pre-emption.  It was really frustrating for me, because I had just begun watching Futurama, and they cut season three right after Parasites Lost aired in April (I think), and they didn't air the next episode, Amazon Women in the Mood, until June 1.  Futurama is abused by reality TV not just in the USA  mad.
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« Reply #22 on: 12-04-2003 17:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Fox Exec:
Well, I wouldn't count on what happens in Germany to apply what happened here in the US.  Stuff in Germany, or Europe in general imported from the US typically takes months, or even a full year before it airs.
Could be that Big Brother reached Germany before Wer Wird Millionär was made.  At least that's what I'm guessing.
that's likely. big brother is originally from the netherlands, so i guess it was easier for them to export it to germany than it was to export to the us.

 
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Anyway, talk about reality shows in Germany, I got affected negatively by those as well.  In April or May 2002, ProSieben was showing this dumbass reality show everyday at 18:00 for a month or so.  18:00 Saturdays happened also to be the time that Futurama aired.  That was my first taste of pre-emption.  It was really frustrating for me, because I had just begun watching Futurama, and they cut season three right after Parasites Lost aired in April (I think), and they didn't air the next episode, Amazon Women in the Mood, until June 1.  Futurama is abused by reality TV not just in the USA   mad.
yeah, prosieben sucks. they didn't even bother to air season 4 of futurama and instead focus on even suckier reality tv shows.
and we also get two eps of the simpsons everyday - too bad it's about 50th rerun of every episode.


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« Reply #23 on: 12-04-2003 19:17 »

Oh, I didn't know Big Brother was from the Netherlands.  I figured it was either from the US or the UK.  I don't know much about reality TV shows.  Thank goodness.  ProSieben I know aired the Fox season four in November last year, I think.  I think I read on the Internet somewhere that the Fox "season five" will probably air next spring.  That's a huge gap!  When I was in Germany, ProSieben was showing Futurama every Saturday.  Now they just air the show every weekday during the summer, and not any other time.  I used to think ProSieben was cool because they showed Futurama more than Fox, but not anymore.  I didn't know that now two Simpsons episodes are being shown in a row.  Used to be that one episode aired weekdays at 19:00.  Did they replace Sabrina the Teenage Witch at 18:30 with the Simpsons?

Anyway, it saddens me that reality TV shows are becoming prevalent in Germany.  I always thought that Europeans had more sense.
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« Reply #24 on: 12-05-2003 08:40 »

I thought Big Brother was from the UK. Well I guess we can let off Holland - I mean what do you expect from a country with so much legalised drug use? Watching paint dry is probably fun on LSD.

By the way whilst Who Wants to be a Millionaire did become a huge ratings winner in the quiz show department, quiz shows have been around almost as long as TV. Let's face it, you don't usually get pages dedicated in lowbrow newspapers to quiz shows, and how many Millionaire contestents can you name? I can think of two, that cheater guy, and the woman who first won a million.

I finally realised my sanity though when there was an article in the newspaper about reality TV "stars". It had 36 pictures of such stars and asked how many you could name. I was ashamed to get two, but relieved when some other people in the class could name 20+. Anyway I think Tweek said it once, reality TV will keep going until someone kills themself as a result.
1 of the gang

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« Reply #25 on: 12-12-2003 17:57 »

Well I dont know if the rest of you have noticed but with the creation of such crap as The Simple Life and Rich Girls I've come to know that obviously every person that looks half decent and has enough has their own show!

What  is the deal with that!The Hilton girls have no talent and no reason to be in the public eye and the only reason they have n-e-publicity is because they were born into(or in Nichole Richie's case adopted) into the right family.

Some people have all the luck.
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« Reply #26 on: 12-12-2003 18:27 »

I think Reality shows suck big time! Cheap crappy boring programs, that mindless idiots can relate to, because they're watching other mindless idiots doing mindless things.
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« Reply #27 on: 12-12-2003 22:51 »

Nothing better to do than to watch other people watch TV.
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« Reply #28 on: 12-13-2003 19:59 »

Only Reality T.V. show worth a damn........ Cops... I love the show.... And next week you get to see another drunk get the shit beat out of him and this time.... he get's maced.
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« Reply #29 on: 02-22-2004 13:54 »

Hey to all you sky users don’t forget that There’s Something about Miriam. Now I wanted to watch it after there was a everybody been talking about on this thread

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« Reply #30 on: 02-22-2004 14:11 »

I saw that mentioned in the TV guide, made me glad I don't have sky, very tacky  no no
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« Reply #31 on: 02-22-2004 14:16 »

That's reality for you...
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« Reply #32 on: 02-22-2004 14:22 »

I wouldn't mind seeing this show actually. But for now, I'll just read the newspaper articles...
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« Reply #33 on: 02-22-2004 14:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
That's reality for you...
Indeed, no doubt the proles will watch it in their millions.

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« Reply #34 on: 02-22-2004 15:24 »

i thought the survivor pearl islands was good, but their all fake you know.
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« Reply #35 on: 02-22-2004 15:34 »

Most reality is crap. It seems that networks (looks at fox) are mistreating their great shows for the most "original" reality shows they can think of. I mean, why would anyone want to watch "The Littlest Groom" or "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance"? (well clearly they do, looking at ratings) Dating shows never work out, the people on there are just there for thier fifteen minutes. The only reality shows I like are Survivor, American Idol, and Fear Factor. I don't go out of my way to watch them, though. When they're on I watch them but otherwise i don't. networks are going to run out of ideas in the next few years and reality TV is going to die out.
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« Reply #36 on: 02-22-2004 15:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
networks are going to run out of ideas in the next few years and reality TV is going to die out.

That never stopped them before. Haven't you noticed that they're on [in the UK] Big Brother 4 or 5, Pop Idol 3? etc. All they need to do is add one to the previous number and bam, whole new series! I wonder what happens when they pass 10? Start counting on their toes?

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« Reply #37 on: 02-22-2004 15:42 »

 
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 That never stopped them before. Haven't you noticed that they're on [in the UK] Big Brother 4 or 5, Pop Idol 3? etc. All they need to do is add one to the previous number and bam, whole new series! I wonder what happens when they pass 10? Start counting on their toes?


Maybe I'm giving too much credit to people, but I would think that after 6 or 7 of a show, people would be able to figure out the "shocking twists" and get bored. They would have to make it far more interesting, like "Real World: The Sun", or "Survivor: Deep Space".
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« Reply #38 on: 02-23-2004 13:27 »

Ok here is a review for this weeks There’s Something about Miriam:

Six guys been chosen for this dateing game show to see if they can win 10 Grand and a date with Miriam in a very holiday somewhere. Now they don’t know that Miriam is really a transexaul. This show is a bit like The Vila. There are a few things that I didn’t about this week show.

The first thing is where the boys get to know each other on the first night. They won’t meet Miriam till the second night. They were sitting around the table getting drunk. One of the guys burst out about his sexual experience with one of his male friend. He said something about his friend was giving him a blowjob in front of everybody at a nightclub. I said to myself why did he say that? Maybe he was lying. Then a few hours later they all striped naked and prance around butt naked. Now that got me thinking that maybe they gay or something

The second day they have to do their first task. They have to swim to Miriam who is in a boat and to give her a kiss. Well when the first guy got to her he gave her a snog (full kissing). I sort of thing that this is cruel for the guys because they don’t really know that she a man. I have seen little clips where some men has gone a bit further with her when it comes to snogging and they  are going to get a really big shock when they find out about her. I guess you guys would like to call it entertainment. But now I just not so sure. I think this show is like trying to make those guys gay and changing their sexuality.
 
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« Reply #39 on: 02-23-2004 16:53 »

Most reality TV is really crap as has been said already. What I really hate is that they're making Finnish versions of them. The American ones are usually bad enough but the ones made here are even worse.

I couldn't even watch Joe Millionaire but the Finnish version is even worse. The "Joe" speaks a horrible slang and the girls are very average and really dumb. The first night most girls got drunk and in the second episode they were speaking about "taking it dry in number two". You can see the competitors in the Finnish site  http://www.seiska.fi/miljonaarijussi/  by clicking the "KILPAILIJAT" link.

I actually followed the Survivor when it was first shown here (they started by showing the second survivor). Last summer they filmed a Finnish version of that. Actually the Finnish version is based more on the original Swedish program than the American (it's a Swedish format in case someone didn't know). They've now shown three episodes of the Finnish Survivor but I stopped watching half way through the first one. It's so damn boring. The American version is much better.

The Finnish Idols was actually quite good. I couldn't watch the first auditions as most people shown on TV were so horrible. But it got better and the final was one of the most watched programs on Finnish TV for a long time. The winner happened to be from my little town (I naturally voted for her) and as she brought a lot of positive publicity for this town, she got a medal from the town (plus some money).

The others I like to watch sometimes are the FearFactor and the Amazing Race but all the others are usually so bad I have to change the channel immediately. 

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