July 31, 2003 in Entertainment

Reality TV Sucks

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Someone else is writing about their 15 minutes of fame. It’s Gideon Horowitz who worked as a waiter on the NBC reality show: The Restaurant. One interesting passage from his blog:

Originally, I wasn’t allowed to the premiere…they didnt want to mix business with pleasure…but a last minute call from the NBC press manager sent me on the 6 train to the restaurant in a hurry. Apparantly Extra wanted to do an interview with me. I actually did the whole red carpet thing…an experience I cant put into words…paparazzi were screaming my name ..”over here….over here…look to the right Gideon” As I was standing in front of 50 lenses I couldnt help but think…are these people serious. I didn’t cure cancer, I’m not starring in a feature film, I just let cameras follow me around for awhile. However ridiculous the situation was…it was a dream come true.

Link via Gawker.
Btw, one reality TV show that doesn’t suck is: The Amazing Race. So, if you didn’t watch it tonight, make sure you catch it next week. The show rocks!


  1. June 9, 2004 at 9:01 pm


    Reality TV is getting ridiculous. I thnk TV execs are “dumbing us down” with this twisted view on so called “reality”. The worst of them all, in my opinion, is “The Swan”. This show is about extreme cosmetic surgery, where they literally change a person’s looks rendering them unrecognizable. I think it’s wrong to do this to a human being, basically because these cosmetic surgeons are telling these people that they are not beautiful and that this is how they really should look. These people have a warpped outlook on what beauty is because TV and magazines are TELLING people what beauty SHOULD look like. I feel that a show like this would make a person’s self esteem plummet because they may feel they are not excepted because they are not “beautiful” It really sickens me that people are so wrapped up in their looks that they would willingly allow these surgeons to transform them into an entirely different person just so they could say they are beautiful. Fuck you “The Swan”. Fuck you straight up the ass.

  2. August 25, 2003 at 4:53 am


    why do you think reality tv is so popular? what do you think children should be taught about reality tv?
    I will be doing a unit of work for my yr 7 class on reality tv.

  3. August 2, 2003 at 10:13 am


    I love The Amazing Race! I hope the clowns win.

  4. August 1, 2003 at 7:03 pm


    Argh! I watched two seasons of this show and became addicted. This season though, this is the typical Thursday night:
    6:00PM-Remember it’s Thursday, that means the Amazing Race comes on..DON’T forget this time!
    7:00PM-Okay, only one hour till the show. I will not forget!
    4:00AM Friday-Wake up…GARR! I fell asleep AGAIN!
    (My VCR is broken so I can’t record)

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