[CORK] Reality TV fans, take note
jbone at deepfile.com
Tue Apr 29 00:22:56 PDT 2003
All reality, all the time: New 24-hour "Reality-TV" network to launch
A new television network dubbed "Reality Central" is reportedly being
developed by E! TV co-founder Larry Namer with businessman/former
reality show contestant Blake Mycoskie. The format: 'round the clock
"reality" programming. It's scheduled to launch early next year. That
gives me plenty of time to stock the house with remedies for
spontaneous vomiting fits.
Now, granted, this bit wasn't posted by Cory, and I know the editorial
views expressed do not represent blah blah blah. But I find it
incongruously entertaining (? ;-) that a guy who clearly needs therapy
for his little amusement park fetish and his craphound tendencies would
let somebody stomp something as gloriously pedestrian as Reality TV on
his site. ;-)
In defense of Reality TV:
(1) It rocks because, let's face it, narrative TV had pretty much
finished its run. It's a comparative "rocks."
(2) Real people in novel contrived situations are more interesting
than tired pros in tired contrived situations.
(3) There's not enough new, interesting content on Bravo, Discovery,
and TLC to keep Tivo occupied.
(4) Weren't we talking about simulations and the nature of "reality"
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