It's almost over!
and just a few thousand moments too late for most. Unfortunately Survivor 2
isn't the end. With the impending writer's strike still looming over Hollywood, reality programming will become even more commonplace, and may sound the death knell for television. Unless they actually start getting good. [more]
posted by ZachsMind
on May 3, 2001 -
Stacy sues Survivor.
She claims that producer Mark Burnett urged Dirk and Sean to vote against her rather than against Rudy, in hopes that the last older contestant would not be booted.
posted by rafeco
on Feb 6, 2001 -
SurvivorBlog2 - Crazier than the first time around
Now, if only Yahoo would add this as a module for my start page.
For those who followed SurvivorBlog1, all the old contestants are back in the peanut gallery and there's a heap load of drama, cat fights, & smack talking going around for SB2. Sick, twisted, embarrassingly addictive.
posted by jujubee
on Jan 26, 2001 -
with a neato science lesson curve. Plus the mom claims to be "one of the ugleist women in Britain."
posted by thc
on Oct 14, 2000 -
UK Big Brother ends, and people actually care.
(Hint to US producers: An ex-nun who converted to hedonistic lesbianism beats a guy with one leg and a roofer whose idea of individuality is dying his hair.) The thing I'm most interested in, though: Is it true that the UK's National Health Service refuses to do heart and lung transplants on the, um, genetically inferior?
posted by aaron
on Sep 17, 2000 -
"Space Survivor" deal is cut
to the tune of 40 million. Watch in drooling wonder as perky americans from every age/race/sex demographic go though the trials of a "Survivor" race to be an astronaut- on Mir!! Wasn't Mir supposed to be ditched in the ocean years ago?
posted by metasak
on Sep 12, 2000 -
may be even more Orwellian than I thought. It may not be so much about constant surveillance, as about manipulating public perception of events.
posted by harmful
on Aug 22, 2000 -
Last One Standing.
Now this is reality tv. Just came on at 8PST on USA. About 10 people have to keep a hand on a car in order to win it. After 3 days awake, they started losing their wits and begin to imagine that they're being plotted against. What Big Brother should
posted by owillis
on Aug 13, 2000 -
is apparently real; 'Roger', the world's first 'Reality Runner', starts evading the masses on the 14th of this month. He has a 10K USD bounty on his head.
posted by dplanet
on Aug 11, 2000 -
The first episode of 1900 House was really cool,
and I can't wait to watch the rest tonight. The main link (above) is to pbs.org's cool site about the project. And if you're not a fan of "reality TV," but you like history, you might still enjoy the Victorian links page
Note: I love the Victorian period, but there are other periods that also interest me. It would be REALLY cool to watch a show called "Middle Ages House," but I doubt that will ever be possible. There were so many health and safety issues involved in just going back 100 years. In fact, the producers had to make some concessions for the safety of the family. No network would ever take the insurance risk of placing a family in any sort of authentically reproduced early period.
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 13, 2000 -
All he wants, is a fair, um, hearing.
When I first read this, I thought to myself, "It is beginning." Meaning that whenever something, or someone becomes really successful and makes lots of money, the lawyers smell the money, and want it. But after reading this, there are a few valid points. And it isn't as if the man is asking for Multi-Millions... He just wants to win the $1 million prize.
posted by da5id
on Jun 9, 2000 -
Video killed the weblogging star.
Turns out ABC is casting for a tv show about the fast-moving world of online zines. But don't they know that webzines are oh-so September 1996, and weblogs are where it's at these days?
Doesn't somebody around here think it's time to migrate the weblog genre over to television? Any of you crazy New York based webloggers thinking about making the move over to a different medium?
posted by monstro
on May 2, 2000 -
meet zlatko trpkovski,
superstar of germany's big brother
, coming soon to a TV near you
. "Alternately slammed and praised by media commentators here as "the brain," "a trash hero in jogging pants," or "the king of Germany," Trpkovski is suddenly one of the best known people in the country."
posted by palegirl
on Apr 30, 2000 -
The latest TV craze
to hit Europe is coming to the UK. After the ratings success of Shipwrecked (18 volunteers living on an island) we have a kind of Truman Show but with volunteers.
posted by Markb
on Mar 23, 2000 -
Who Wants To Marry A Liar-Loser/Multi-Millionaire?
Unfortunately for Hard-bodied nurse Darva Conger, her. It seems that the pointy chinned-geek multimillionaire of Fox's ratingsfest "Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire" wasn't exactly the man he made himself out to be. (I personally would've gone wither with the other blonde, or the brunette next to her at the end.) - Aw c'mon - you can admit it - I know you saw at least some of that two hour scoop o' slop... - Uhhmmmm welll... yeah - well I was just testing you - I didn't see it either... yeah... umm I was watching basketball.... On an entirely different note - how about that 90210? - I'm really getting worried about Kelly...... Uh yeah, well I was just testing you again... Ummmmm... I gotta go now...
posted by Magnus
on Feb 19, 2000 -
FoxTV has reached a new all-time low. I couldn't find an official site, but here's the listing
over at tvgrid.com
. "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire" is an upcoming special where a single guy will pick from one of 50 women, and get legally married by the end of the program. This one is pathetic all around; for the freak going on TV to pick his wife in a matter of 2 hours, the 50 women lining up to marry a man for his money, and for Fox pulling such a lame ratings stunt.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 6, 2000 -