How About Some Reality Check?!

Send a cute card to someone who is specialTube doesn’t have actors anymore. People on the street have the television big time. And they are getting themselves a reality check. Reality Television is here to stay. It is different from the daily soaps and sitcoms for sure. Here are some of them you are bound to come across when you switch channels: The Amazing Race, America’s Got Talent, America’s Next Top Model, American Chopper, American dating and relationship reality television series, Beauty and the Geek, Bachelor Pad, The Bachelorette, Blind Date, Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?, American Idol, The Big Break, Big Brother, The Contender, Dancing with the Stars, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Next Food Network Star, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Survivor, The Real Housewives, Top Chef, etc.

Reality television is a duck that lays golden eggs. I think television honchos and creative directors have become a bit too greedy and are trying to pry open the duck to get all its eggs.

To differentiate one from another the concepts have gone whacky. People fall in love in front of the cameras with complete strangers in a space of weeks or days, couples break up in full view of the world, and some celebrities open the doors of their house and allow the cameras into their private world jus’ to grab some eyeballs and publicity.

We have become voyeurs. And it is encouraged.

Everyone likes a bit of gossip. We like to know who broke up and who patched up, but trying to take a peek into the bedroom or washroom of a celebrity jus’ because he or she is one is not exactly entertainment. Time to draw a line, I guess.


3 thoughts on “How About Some Reality Check?!

  1. Hi Bob!

    Its gud to see ur Moment of Zen quotes back.. Was missing it in ur newsletter..!


  2. B. You know it’s very true the saying, “It’s better to give than receive.” Of course we all want to buy things for ourselves. But it feels even more exciting to give to ones you love. Watch their faces or listen to their expression of surprise when you give them a gift. That is worth more than anything you could get for yourself. I love that you write how young children smile when you smile, are happy. I have seen little ones frisk and jump, giggling with someone while they are laughing, too. The heart of a child knows love because it is full with it. L.

  3. That is a very heart from Rachel. Bob, we save for our loved ones. Our loved ones would like us to save for ourselves too. Love is not sacrifice from one side. It is a sense of togetherness. I have a Zen quote too to share. It is easy to break an arrow but not so for two together.

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