Survivor, Fear, Lost, Big Brother. They're all obviously, and sometimes poorly contrived. It's incredible that they seem to thrive, although the summer tv season is so poor, that their viewers, if any, may just be using tv as a baby-sitter.
The only true reality tv is The Weakest Link. What? How's that, you ask?
8 contestants try to answer questions and bank money within a limited time. At the end of a round, they vote off the weakest linkwhoever misses a bunch of questions. Toward the end of the game, when there are 3 or 4 contestants remaining, somehow the smartest contestant gets voted off so the dumbest, and perhaps luckiest, ends up with all the money.
Here's where reality comes in. The smartest contestants pile up the money for the dumbest to take home. That's reality. The dumb shall feed off the smart. On the other hand, it's pretty dumb for a smart person to bother being a contestant.
Got it? No? You ARE the weakest link. Goodbye.
What makes Star Trek actors smarter than rasslers, soap opera actors, survival winners, and old sitcom retirees?