Originally Posted by mbcrowder
Well I think you summed it up better than I could have for the person who wondered why some of us may be a little miffed at discovering its nothing more than a sitcom passing as a reality show.
To use the word ' reality' and to pass itself off as such a show- not even tongue-in-cheek, but with a very straight face- and then to consist of actors being assigned various ' parts' to elicit feelings and connections from the audience...that is not something I can respect. Mostly because it is not showing any respect towards me, the viewer, or for that matter the world full of real " average Joes" who have been reduced to stereotypical mockerys.
As far as getting upset goes - I just found myself wondering why theres so little ability on the part of network tv to come up with anything that can be both entertaining and authentic. They seem to always need to stoop to something like this. I don't know if that reflects on the programmers or on the viewers. Are we really so suffering in ADD that unless a show is garish and over-the-top ( however that has to be accomplished) we will channel surf in the first 20 seconds.
I for one would rather have seen the real deal, even if it had been subtle and slow moving.
Too bad some accept this as acceptable and think it just goes with the territory.
By the way, the first guy let go was Dennis. He was the dark haired chiropractor who bore more than a passing resemblance to Todd of Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
I imagine he was probably some real guy, poor schmuck, who was not as entertaining as the actors, so he was sent backing.
Wonder what his view is on all this deceit?