Friday, February 25, 2011

The Bachelor vs. The Hills: Which Reality Show Would You Do?

After watching reality shows for almost five years, I've noticed there are three types airing on television right now. There are game shows, love shows, and personal shows. However, two out of the three are taking television by storm. If fans of the shows wanted to, they would make a documentary (dubbed the movie version of a reality show) and it would be a smash hit at the box office. I'm still surprised that no one never thought about doing something like that.

One day, I was having a conversation with a woman I used to work with. We were discussing our favorite shows on television. I didn't bring up anything related to reality shows. Even though I like those shows, scripted series like Law and Order: SVU, Modern Family, Glee, and The Big Bang Theory are my guilty pleasures.

Right after talking about my favorite shows, she brought up her love for The Bachelor and Flavor of Love. I had no problem with her favorites. We all can't like the same thing. However, when we asked what type of reality shows we would do, I started raising my eyebrows.

My Answer: The Hills
Her Answer: Flavor of Love

I was completely shocked when she told me that she'd rather do a love show that a reality show surrounding her personal life. Even though love shows are fine I don't like that feeling of kissing someone on the show after they just kissed some random person a few minutes. After she walked off, her answer kept on ringing in my mind.

In reality television, you share all of your personal moments whether it's good or bad. The only difference is that most of your personal life is being recorded on camera. Then after a couple of editing and lighting, it is sent to the television studio, where they air the show for the world to see. Now that reality shows are taking over television just like vampires, westerns, and crime dramas, what type of reality show would you do.

Would you fight for someone's love like The Bachelor and discuss your personal life like The Hills?

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