Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Heretical Thought

Reality TV may be more a social rather than an artistic phenomenon. Low level drama satisfies low-level demands. Contemporaries are so isolated in their private everyday life styles they have no idea how their neighbors live, therefore they find it fascinating to peek in through the windows: look at how all those everyday people behave boringly just like me! That’s why the best reality shows add drama and anticipation and races and contests to their reality shows. They’d be unwatchable without these elements. The best reality shows are really dramatic shows shot on the cheap.


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