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Old 04-02-2013, 02:01 AM   #1
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We've all seen them, or at least commercials of them: [Insert Your Country Here] Idol. The X Factor. The Voice. The Biggest Loser? Hell's Kitchen! So this topic is open for two discussions: (a) what are your things on these shows; are you a fan, or would you ban them from television? And (b), would you ever audition for one?



I'm only asking this because my friend just invited me to audition for The Voice with her. It sounds like fun, I know I'm not cut out for it but what the worst that can happen if I'm not expecting anything?
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:04 AM   #2
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I hate shows like this, because for starters, they're partially scripted, and therefor not reality. Secondly, and I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory, they're a tool used to distract people from the government and what it's doing.
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Of course they're scripted. And heavily edited. And...aren't all shows in essence, distractions? If you see them that way. For the record, I don't.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:07 AM   #4
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Reality TV huh, lol. Yeah, i have an opinion alright. But its best if i keep it to myself. I dont think i can say what i need to without being nasty on a level that wouldnt be acceptable in a forum.

As far as being a part of one... They couldnt pay me enough. And im not rich.

Off topic> Just to be a bit positive about something here, because its been brought to my attention that im negative on a regular basis. I do enjoy the new series, vikings. Its not a reality show though and i have no idea whats its doing on the history channel. But im still trying to figure out why pawn stars and american pickers are on that channel as well.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:09 AM   #5
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Right?! Those pawn shows do NOT belong on that channel!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #6
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I really like "I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of here!". Scripted or not, it's hilarious. Sometimes it can be boring when they aren't really doing much, but when something funny happens or there's a trial, it's pretty good. I used to watch The X Factor and Britains Got Talent when I was younger, but that was just because I'd watch TV almost every night. Britains Got Talent is pretty good because during the auditions there's quite a lot of talented people who unfortunately don't get through to the finals because it's fixed. That's the only part I hate about shows like this.

Oh, I also watched the first series of The Voice because Will.I.Am and Jessie J are in it. I stopped watching after the "auditions" though, it just wasn't as entertaining.
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I actually accompanied a family member of mine to Los Angeles back in early 2010 as she auditioned for one of these singing "reality" shows, I think it was America's Got Talent. It was interesting seeing all the people with their various gimmicks, many of them little girls clearly coerced by their families into doing it more so than them actually wanting to do it. I guess everyone wants their 15 minutes. I'm pretty indifferent to most reality shows especially since most of them are partially, if not heavily scripted. Granted, it wouldn't be entertaining if there was no drama. Plus, are you really going to behave normally when you know there are cameras documenting you?

The only reality competition show I liked was The Biggest Loser.
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While I will admit, I do enjoy Pawn Stars(I know, shocker), I highly detest reality shows for the most part. Just hearing everyone talk about the crap on MTV at my school is cringeworthy alone

And for me auditioning for one, f*** no
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Reality TV huh, lol. Yeah, i have an opinion alright. But its best if i keep it to myself. I dont think i can say what i need to without being nasty on a level that wouldnt be acceptable in a forum.

As far as being a part of one... They couldnt pay me enough. And im not rich.

Off topic> Just to be a bit positive about something here, because its been brought to my attention that im negative on a regular basis. I do enjoy the new series, vikings. Its not a reality show though and i have no idea whats its doing on the history channel. But im still trying to figure out why pawn stars and american pickers are on that channel as well.
Vikings is amazing.
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I was shocked. Its the best show that i have seen in a long time
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