Skip to comments.What TV Reality Show is the Most STAGED?
Posted on 07/28/2012 6:26:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
All TV Reality shows are staged to one extent or another. However, what TV Reality show do you think is the most STAGED.
My nominee would be "Barter Kings." To watch that show you have to put your brains in deep freeze to accept the premise that someone will trade something valuable for a near worthless piece of junk. Plus Steve was supposed to have been a car salesman so he can use his sales skills but his sales pitches sound really unconvincing. His voice doesn't really express much confidence when he asserts that his junky item will earn the other guy money.
Another time a woman told Antonio she would trade her horse for a horse trailer but it better NOT have rust. So what does Antonio do? He shows up with an incredibly rusty horse trailer and she still does the deal.
Here is the basic premise of the show: "I want to trade this dried buzzard turd that I found in the Mojave desert for your brand new car stereo system." And guess what? The lopsided barter deal goes down almost every time.
So why do folks accept such lousy deals. Because they are on TV. Yeah, if they don't accept the deal they don't appear on the tube and probably don't get paid for their appearance on "Barter Kings."
I've done bartering and in real life you just don't get such lopsided deals. You can trade up but you can't start out in the morning with an Elvis plaque and end up in the afternoon with a motorboat just in time for your family's boating excursion.
So does that mean I won't watch TV Reality shows because they are staged? No. I love watching "Storage Wars" even though I know it is staged (note how the featured characters almost always win the storage bins even though hundreds of people might show up at an auction). One reason is that I do like to look at the antique and collectible stuff they find (I really hope they haven't been planted in the bins). Another reason is that I used to go to storage bin auctions years ago in Los Angeles. Not in a big way but one time I bought a small storage bin for just $10. One item was a Director's chair which I took down the street to where a crew was filming a TV show and sold it for the $10 I paid for the bin. Also in the bin was a few hundred bucks of Black Hills gold jewelry. So that worked out great.
I also like "Hardcore Pawn" in order to take a look at the grim urban realities without having to be there.
Other TV Reality Shows I am currently watching or have watched in the past:
"Deadliest Catch" ---I once thought I could do that but after watching I know I couldn't last a day due to extreme cold and seasickness.
"Swamp People" ---A shoutout to Troy!
"Ice Road Truckers" ---A great first season but I can't get into it any longer.
"American Pickers" ---I enjoy seeing the antiques and collectibles they pick up.
I was told last night by an antique dealer that Storage Wars, American Pickers, and Pawn Stars were rigged.
Big Time Wrestling
Obama’s press conferences?
Please don't tell me that the antiques and collectibles were planted in the storage bins.
World’s Worst Tenants might have true stories but it’s all acted out with fake folks. I’d consider it to be the worst of the worst.
After that, comes Goldrush, with the fake gold diggers.
Then I’d put Kardishians in...with mostly all fake stories and problems. I’d personally like to take all of the gals on the show...dump them off in Homer, Alaska...with $100 and tell them to survive for thirty days.
Can’t help you on this one. I don’t watch any of them. Period.
Obamas press conferences?
Well, they are led by a carney.
“Sheiks of Sunset” was pretty bad. I watched one episode and wanted to pull an Elvis on my TV set. I think it has been cancelled. Unwatchable.
These shows are a direct result of how wonderful our economy is. The sad part is, there isn't anything else on TV worth a crap to watch.
I've been to Homer. Not many women there. I suspect they'd get along just fine.
I see "reality TV" which asserts itself to be "reality" even when it is all blatantly staged and see an attempt by social manipulators at the highest level to convince people that truth does not matter. If there is no truth beyond, "Hey, I told you this was the truth", then it becomes really easy to tell people that the economy is in recovery, GM has paid back all its loans, and we have always been at war with EastAsia.
I asked him what he thought of the shows - he made a motion with his hand.
The man told me that it is extremely rare for people to find valuables in storage bins, extremely rare.
Doesn’t Freddie (Mr. Sarah Michelle Gellar) Prinze Jr. write some of those stories?
The House Hunter shows are staged because the places are already bought and moved in.
Storage wars. Utter BS, to the point that it is insulting.
It has to be Lizard Lick Towing. Lots of shouting and shoving but that’s about it.
I like the little waiting room that’s always full of junk for someone to throw around.
What’s a reality show?
All the repo shows are staged.
Police auctions used to have some good stuff but nowadays they mostly sell their unclaimed property online.
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