As I posted in another thread, some
Reality TV is worth watching. Reality TV remember is just watching real people in (supposedly) real life situations, unscripted. Faking It is an excellent show which (if they go for a sixth series) I highly recommend watching.
Big Brother on the other hand is the death of entertainment and social interaction as we know it. Though I think I just hate it so much because you can not avoid it. It's on the TV for hours on end with nothing interesting happening, in the papers, on the news. Gah! Same goes for Pop Idol, except in that case I simply feel sorry for the contestents because they do clearly have a talent for singing, but once they get put through the pop industry clone-o-machine they'll be raped for all their soul and money, then their fameless corpse dumped by the side of the road in a few years/months time.
Soap Operas are great in the same way the Eurovision Song Contest is great. Eastenders and to an extent Corrie are getting pretty racy/violent now and it would be better if they went back to a more entertaining relaxed style of scripting, but shows such as Hollyoaks or Neighbours and pure brilliance because they are so bad, and about young fit people wearing not much. How can you honestly not like that?
Wouldnt it be ilegal to camera someone without them saying its ok?
Yes I believe it is. The way Trigger Happy TV got around that was to secretly film the unsuspecting victim of Dom Joly's prank, then afterwards accost them, tell them they were on TV and ask them if they'd like to be put into the final episodes. If they refuse then there is nothing the team can do no matter how great the prank was. Dom in an interview said that for every minute of show, 120 minutes were actually filmed, and he has tapes and tapes of unbroadcastable outtakes at home, including one man who refused because he was out with another woman and didn't want his wife finding out