If you don't know what reality TV is, you either have just been thawed from a 60 year cyrogenic sleep or you've lived the last ten years in a bunker in Antarctica. From the big American reality hits like the many instances of Survivor to the utterly insignificant "The Simple Life" starring equally insignificant participants Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, and all the others, all of them are known by everyone.
Now take the classic reality show template which is roughly composed of:
- A cash prize
- Eating of disgusting things
- Several challenges of totally different nature, many times a day
ComplexElaborate system of rewards, penalities, immunities, benefits, exchange possibilities and situational turnarounds
- Way too much cheesy smiling
- A host which dictates many things to the contestant from large screens
- Random drama-llama interviews with contestants
The show pretty much covers everything, from designing a landing page to eating worms and answering customer support emails. Although as a general fact, I cannot say that I have been enjoying reality shows a lot, this one is special; challenges like writing a blog in an hour really get my attention, being the internet nerd that I am.
Be sure to check out the new reality tv, I'll surely be watching it religiously.