Which reality shows are "real"??

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    I watched a spoof on reality TV which was hilarious. The "cake makers" (there are THREE separate shows), the "Housewives" of [fill in blank], "I didn't know I was pregnant" (WHOT?!), "The Batchelor/Batchelorette," etc.

    I've seen some really bad reality shows and actually some really good ones.

    Hoarders (although I still have a hard time not thinking these people are just slobs, period).

    Intervention-- That show's so old, one would think the people highlighted must already know they're going to be part of that particular show, yet they all seem so "surprised" when the actual intervention takes place. Most don't make it once they leave rehab, which is the TRUE reality.

    You're Cut Off (VH1)-- This has GOT to be all staged, or those women have been isolated from the real world entirely. It's jaw-dropping incredibly funny.
    VH1 to debut 'You're Cut Off!" spoiled rehab reality series on June 9 - Reality TV World - News, information, episode summaries, message boards, chat and games for unscripted television programs

    True Beauty-- Along the same lines as ^ only these are young narcissists where their phony personas are explosed.

    What Not to Wear-- This has gotten too predictable, but always enjoyable to hear the comments from Stacy and Clinton. "YOU HAVE TROLL HAIR!!"

    I admit I can easily get hooked. It's nice to have completely dumbing down diversions from, er, "reality"!

    Anyone here with favorites of their own?
     
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    None of them are "real." The presence of cameras and crews change the very nature if the reality. The one show that perhaps comes closest to being "real" is Deadliest Catch, in my opinion.
     
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    No reality show tops C.O.P.S
     
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    That's probably true for the most part, but I also think that having cameras around nonstop is probably something you could get used to. (Also there are hidden cameras in some of those shows). But then I wonder how much is acting and how much IS real, because I sometimes see emotional meltdowns that if that's acting, then the person has truly missed his/her calling and should be in the business and getting paid big bucks.
     
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    My brother says "Operation Repo" is not real. This broke my heart, and caused me to retract my marriage proposal to Lou.
     
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    Yikes. You "Bridezilla" you.
     
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    Now there's a show I think is likely real....except where are the mothers of grooms, dragging their sons away from the she-beasts?

    If my kidlet acted that-a-way I'd brain her.
     
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    You don't have a son, do you? :lol:

    It's not that simple. If I liked a girl, that was the kiss of death for the relationship. The one I really didn't like or trust was the one he married. She cheated on him a few times evem though they had three children. They're now divorced.

    I tell him I'm picking the next one (if there is a next one)! :lol:
     
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    Which reality shows are "real"??

    None of them.

    Heisenberg's principle of uncertainty applies to televison shows no less than to electrons.

    The minute a teleision crew attempts to document real behavior it changes it.
     
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    Some of them are entertaining as hell, though. I watch them as "fill" when I'm about ready to call it a day and need my brain to wind down.
     
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