Lessons of Paradise Ho-tel
I believe "reality" programming is here to stay. I often wonder how these participants go home and watch the show. Sobering experience? Just a thought, but, what about the participant's family? Friends? How do you think the reaction to the ho-tel guests will be upon departure from Paradise?
If you were the parents of guest of P Ho how would you feel?
Me: If I were Amy's mother I would send her a note "At least its not the dairy section of the grocery store. Your father and I agree that you need not come home. We moved and left no forwarding address. We love you, even though you shamed our entire family with your actions and words, we just dont want to see you again. Good luck with Zack and the cheering. Love ex-Mom and ex-Dad"
lessons of paradise hotel
I think you are right that it is here to stay. The lesson is that a lot of people have this insane desire to watch how other people live and react to stressful situations.
When people go home it is a major wake-up call. Many people from the Real World have talked about how they hate themselves and it created problems with their families. You only have to watch the reunion shows to see that. The problem is that we all say and do things that we aren't proud of. We just don't have it on video where millions of people watch it, judge it and call us out on it.
What other shows should learn from this one is the artful editing.